‘Serene’ Hitchin school secures enhanced status

Healthy school lead Gillian Osborne, teaching assistant Gill Brosnan with members of the school coun

Healthy school lead Gillian Osborne, teaching assistant Gill Brosnan with members of the school council - Credit: Archant

A Hitchin school’s commitment to creating a harmonious environment has been recognised by a council award.

Highover JMI School and Nursery on Cambridge Road has secured Hertfordshire Healthy Schools Enhanced Status following a visit from the Herts County Council public health team.

The report said the school successfully nurtured the emotional wellbeing of both pupils and staff noting: “We enjoyed our pupil-guided tour.

“We won’t forget sitting outside, doing a guided mindfulness meditation led by two pupils in the glorious sunshine listening to and enjoying the birdsong – serene and very inspiring. A report does little justice to the fabulous practices we witnessed.”

Teacher Gillian Osborne added: “It’s nice to be recognised for the important work we do here.”