Healthy Lifestyles

At Victoria Dock Primary School, living a healthy lifestyle is very much part of our curriculum. Lessons include healthy eating, safe practices, drug awareness and sex education (as appropriate).

We focus on inclusivity, valuing every member of our school community, building on mutual respect and understanding.

Healthy eating for children

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone, but children in particular need to receive all of the necessary nutrients for growth and development.

A healthy diet and regular physical activity can stabilise energy, sharpen the mind and improve mood – allowing children to maximise their potential both inside and outside of school. The good news – it doesn’t have to be difficult either.

All parents want to see their children grow up to be healthy and happy, but often a combination of fussy eating habits and exposure to junk food advertisements can make it seem like an impossible task. Despite this however, there are steps parents can take to impart healthy eating habits and boost their children’s relationship with food in order to provide them with the best opportunity to grow into healthy and confident adults.

From the benefits of healthy eating for children through to food groups for kids, 5 a day tips and meal ideas – this page aims to provide information and advice that will help you to encourage and support your child to eat well. See below for details

Nutritionist Resource

Our menus are based on healthy options, offering children plenty of choice. Drinking water is available throughout the day within the classroom. Meals are cooked on the premises and are of a high standard. To view the menus and/or make a booking, click here.

Physical Education is taught for two hours per week from Year 1 to Year 6 and in addition. The Timetables for Physical Education can be seen by visiting https://victoriadockschool.org.uk/indoor-outdoor-pe-timetable/.

Many sports after school clubs are available for children to access – including football, table-tennis, rugby, cricket, cheerleading and badminton. These clubs may change according to the season. The current clubs on offer can be found by visiting the Extra Curricular section under the parent tab.