- Community Empowerment
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Queen Rania honors healthy schools
Stresses importance of developing healthy habits in schools at an early age
(Office of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah- Press department- Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah honored the winning schools of the Healthy Schools Accreditation Program which was adopted by the Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS) in partnership with Jordanian Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education as a national program to accredit schools which are successful in implementing the national schools health standards.
Her Majesty handed out the awards to the 48 schools in total that were honored today in the gold, silver and bronze category. Schools that received a gold award have participated and received accreditation for 3 consecutive years.
Prior to the celebration, Her Majesty met with school principals and health teachers of the first time ‘gold winners’ from six different schools where she congratulated them and commended them on implementation of the national schools health standards, adding that they are now role models for other schools.
During the meeting Her Majesty stressed the importance of such a national program that combines the efforts of Government Ministries and NGOs towards raising the health standards in schools across the kingdom.
Her Majesty also focused on the importance of forming healthy habits at an early age, adding, that a healthy diet affects the students’ academic abilities and concentration.
On their part, teachers expressed their delight to be receiving the awards, and talked about their determination and commitment towards implementing the national schools health standards.