Students of Charles Duna Primary School could be heard cheering throughout their New Brighton community of Port Elizabeth when they heard the news last Friday. Their school took 1st place in INMED’s inaugural Health in Action Awards—and with that, the children will receive a brand new obstacle course worth R80,000 for their outdoor play yard.
An initiative of INMED Partnerships for Children / INMED South Africa in partnership with the Mondelēz International Foundation, the Health in Action Awards recognize excellence and best practices among primary schools that participate in the Health in Action programme to improve the health, nutrition and well-being of children. “We were impressed with the creativity of teachers, students, food preparers, school administrators and parents to foster healthy lifestyles through nutrition and preventive health education, access to fresh foods through school gardens and aquaponics and increasing physical activity,” said INMED South Africa Programs Director Unathi Sihlahla.
Second place and R10,000 voucher for Builders Warehouse went to Ben Nyathi Primary School, while 3rd place went to Inkqubela Primary School, which received a R5,000 voucher for Builders Warehouse.
Stay tuned for an announcement of the winning schools in Johannesburg!