Pupils at Blaengwrach Primary School have been brushing up on their dental health and it’s earned them the Gold award from the “Designed to Smile” dental health programme.
The programme has been working with schools to improve dental hygiene and the pupils and staff have received the highest award possible for their hard work.
Mrs Sam Sharp, who is the Head teacher at Blaengwrach said “We are delighted to be the first school in Neath to receive the gold award. Our staff and pupils work really hard and daily brushing takes place from nursery all the way to up to year 6. “
Sarah Francis who is a Dental Health Educator with Designed to Smile said “Although the programme targets nursery to year 2, they have continued right the way through to year 6. It’s fantastic to see the school investing their time and attention to improving dental hygiene.”
Jeremy Miles Assembly Member for Neath met with student representatives of the school council and staff at the school to congratulate pupils on their achievement.
Jeremy said “It is great to see Blaengwrach school win this Gold award – I’d like to congratulate the pupils and the staff on their commitment to making sure pupils dental care is outstanding. It is so important for children to get into the habit of looking after their teeth from an early age.”
Designed to Smile is part of the Welsh Government’s NHS dental programme, working with pupils in nursery and primary schools to encourage better dental health and wellbeing through brushing and healthier eating choices.