The health‐promoting school in Wales: an overview

Sue Bowker (Health Promotion Division, National Assembly for Wales, Ffynnon‐las, Ty Glas Avenue, Llanishen, Cardiff, Wales.)
Chris Tudor‐Smith (Health Promotion Division, National Assembly for Wales, Ffynnon‐las, Ty Glas Avenue, Llanishen, Cardiff, Wales.)

Health Education

ISSN: 0965-4283

Publication date: 1 August 2000

Abstract

This paper charts the progress of the health‐promoting school concept in Wales from a pilot project to a key component of mainstream health‐promotion activity. The paper particularly focuses on Wales’ participation in the European Network of Health‐Promoting Schools and on the current initiative, the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes. It also identifies the key lessons learned from the work in Wales, including the need to gain the support of the schools’ senior management, to appoint an enthusiastic school co‐ordinator and to plan clearly a limited number of actions, with achievable timescales.

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Citation

Bowker, S. and Tudor‐Smith, C. (2000), "The health‐promoting school in Wales: an overview", Health Education, Vol. 100 No. 4, pp. 154-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/09654280010332250

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MCB UP Ltd

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