National Healthy Schools Standard
At Greswold we recognise the need to provide both a physical and social environment that is conducive to learning. Through our taught Personal and Social Development (PSD) programme, our pupils learn about many aspects of health and healthy behaviour. We use the Jigsaw resources to deliver assemblies and lessons to improve children's understanding of their feelings. Our School Council provide a voice for pupils and have played an important role in improving Greswold. We have a themed week each year promoting health and physical activity. In July 2019 Greswold celebrated again when our Healthy Schools award was renewed.
Modeshift STARS Silver Award
Greswold is very proud to have been awarded a Modeshift STARS accreditation for our work promoting sustainable travel. Modeshift STARS is the national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. In the past academic year Greswold has offered Scootability in Years 1 and 2, with taster Bikeability sessions in Years 3 and 4. Year 5 have taken part in a week-long Bikeability course and Year 6 have worked with members of Solihull's team to promote walking or using public transport. We also can't forget Year 2 learning road safety as part of their Walk Smart programme and the whole school taking part in Walk to School Week.
The Modeshift scheme encourages schools right across the country to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel and in so doing, improve the health and well-being of children and young people.
School Games Gold Award
Greswold is also very proud to have been awarded a School Games Gold award for our work in encouraging pupils to be involved in sports and greater participation through house competitions, activities and external events.