Whole School Approach to Health Promotion (Zanzibar)

The Project looks at ways in which schools can contribute to the health of pupils, teachers and the wider community through the development of a health promoting school environment.

Welsh Public Health Officers were invited to Zanzibar to talk about the Welsh Healthy Schools model after Zanzibar teachers became intrigued during a link school visit. After establishing a Steering Committee with various Stakeholders in the district, 10 schools were chosen to be part of the Pilot project and have been designated a Healthy Schools Coordinator. The schools have been assisted to identify their own needs, based on national aims and local criteria. Health is taught through the formal curriculum; Considerations of health permeate the hidden curriculum or school ethos; Links are developed between home, school and the surrounding community, and the current focus has been hygiene and exercise and activity.

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