Livewell child

livewell child

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.

Information for Schools

Information for parents and families

Information for partners, businesses and local organisations



livewell child Supporters

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.

livewell child News

If you live in close proximity to any of the schools taking part and feel that you can help support this project please email


Pages in Livewell Child

1. livewell child You are here 

2.  livewell child for Businesses

3. livewell child Schools

4. livewell child News

5. livewell child for families

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