- Posted by Chris Lincoln
- On 23rd October 2017
Evolve received further recognition for their pioneering approach to supporting health and wellbeing in schools when they picked up the Healthier Lifestyles Award from the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) last Thursday.
The Health and Wellbeing Awards, which is the UK’s premier national public health awards event, celebrated six organisations across various categories. All of the winners can be found on the RSPH website.
Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive of RSPH, explained: “The RSPH Awards are always a major highlight of the public health calendar and this year the event was bigger and better than ever. It is a great morale booster for the public health community to be able to come together in this way, celebrate best practice and share innovation.”
Evolve were praised for their dedication to training staff and unique approach to impact reporting. The judging panel commented: “This project has excellent training practices and a superb approach to evaluating impact of its work. It has good sustainability and scalability potential as it links health to educational outcomes and highlights the importance of effective partnership working with schools and local authorities.”
Graham Morgan, Chairman of Evolve, was congratulated by Lord Patel of Bradford (left) after achieving the accolade. Graham explained: “Everyone in the Evolve family is to be congratulated on the recognition in this RSPH Award. We have pioneered the direct support of children’s health and wellbeing in schools while everyone else has been claiming that Sport is some sort of silver bullet.
The rising levels of inactivity, obesity and mental health issues over the past 30 years have shown that Sport is not the answer to reach and impact the next generation. We would like to thank the hundreds of school headteachers who have supported out work to help children become healthier, happier and smarter.”
To find out more information regarding the support Evolve can offer to develop the wellbeing of children in school, contact Josh Cronin on firstname.lastname@example.org or Damon Fox on email@example.com