National figures state that 1 in 5 children starting reception year are overweight which rises to 1:3 by the end of primary school. Braintree District Council and Essex County Council are working in partnership to develop a new initiative entitled ‘Livewell Child’ to support families live healthier lives and become more active.
The schools that are participating in the project include:
Silver End Primary School
John Bunyan Primary School
Powers Hall Academy
Belchamp St Paul Primary School
Ridgewell C of E (VA) Primary school
Lyons Hall Primary School
De Vere Primary School
Howbridge Church of England Primary School
Beckers Green Primary School
Richard De Clare Primary School
We are working with local communitities, business and families to provide a variety of activities and initiatives to help support families live well.
Thank you to Greenfields Community Housing, Mid Essex CCG, Change4Life, Active Essex, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, East of England Coop, One Stop Convenience Stores, Mac’s catering, Nike store, and Buckley’s Tea Rooms.