DPHA Celebration and Awards Evening

The Director of Public Health Awards evening at the Hilton was a real recognition and celebration of all the work our Early Years settings, schools and College do to promote health and wellbeing across B&NES. Over 90 people, including children, young people and their families attended. We were entertained by some talented Bath College musicians and also had a great presentation from Chris Chorley and Westfield Primary school pupils about their Move a Mile work – our challenge to get all children and young people moving at least an extra mile a week.
We also heard from Craig Price a teacher at Norton Hill School and Debbie Giles from Freshford Pre-school about what the Award means to them.
In total 32 certificates were presented by Dr Bruce Laurence,  B&NES Director of Public Health, including full ‘gold’ DPH Awards to 7 settings. He also presented the winner and runner-up prizes for this years’ B&NES Junior and Young Chef competitions. We welcomed the prize winners and their families to join us and heard about the delicious healthy winning dishes they produced.
The DPH Award recognises and rewards early years, schools and colleges for the health and wellbeing work they do. It is a local, bespoke programme for Bath and North East Somerset and has been cross referenced against national frameworks including Ofsted. To find out more about the programme visit the website www.DirectorofPublicHealthAward.org.uk or contact Judy_allies@bathnes.gov.uk