Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

South Belfast school wins health award

A south Belfast school has won an award for its “outstanding health promotion activities for pupils”.

Royal Belfast Academical Institute (RBAI) picked up the award from leading charity Action Cancer and independent retail group Centra in the seventh annual healthy school awards.

Pictured at the recent Health Action Awards presentation are (l-r) the BBC’s Stephen Watson, Catherine English, Centra, Action Cancer’s Paula Fegan and Mrs Victoria McCord, with head boy Alistair Watson and deputy head boy David Gilliland.

RBAI won a silver award in the Belfast Education and Library Board region. Action Cancer has presented Health Action awards to a total of sixty-one schools across Northern Ireland.

The health-conscious schools were acknowledged for their innovative approaches to health education for pupils.

Action Cancer health promotion officer Selena Ramsey said: “The awards are designed to acknowledge the best initiatives and we are satisfied that the winners this year have demonstrated a truly outstanding commitment to the health of pupils and students.”

For information on the Health Action Awards, or to get your school involved in the Health Action programme, contact Action Cancer on 9080 3344

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