This school is the first in Tyneside and Northumberland to use a free wellbeing programme

Wellbeing is topping the timetable at a school that has become the first in Tyneside and Northumberland to adopt a new, free programme.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 3:23 pm
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 9:29 am
Benton Dene pupils with professionals from Nuffield Health, working on the SWAP programme

Staff from Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital and Nuffield’s gym in Gosforth launched the new School Wellbeing Activity Programme at Benton Dene Special School in Longbenton, as part of a country-wide campaign to educate children about positive physical and mental health.

The six-week course was developed following two-years of research and addresses four main areas: physical activity, diet, sleep and emotional resilience.

It includes weekly workshops with Nuffield professionals, and builds upon the school’s current curriculum.