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Health and Wellbeing

Cwmfelin Primary is a Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award school, putting rights at the heart of the school. We support the work of UNICEF to promote awareness of the importance of the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child. Our rights mascot, Ripley the Rights Respecting Rex, was designed by one of our pupils and can be seen in numerous places around the school, helping our children learn about their rights. Pupils are aware of their rights and responsibilities and understand the ABCDE of rights. Class charters identify the rights that the pupils feel are most important to them and are signed by all members of the class, including the class teacher. 


We are passionate about promoting a healthy diet and active lifestyle in our school and we have been accredited with the National Quality of Healthy Schools Award by Public Health Wales in recognition of the many years we have worked as a school to achieve this. Our pupils participate in the 'Daily Mile' initiative where children walk/run a mile every day, come rain or shine! We have a full range of extra curricular activities to appeal to all our learners including choir, cross country, craft, lego, rugby, netball and ICT. We also have a reading club which is run by the local librarian at Maesteg library.


Our support staff actively support the wellbeing of our children and offer a range of programmes in order to meet their needs. The staff are trained in Emotional Literacy Support, Thrive and Nurture, providing interventions as appropriate. All our children have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities to aid their wellbeing including cooking, gardening, crafts and music to develop positive relationships and important social skills.


Staff at Cwmfelin are positive role models and strive to set a good example to our learners. The language of rights is used when dealing with behaviour and pupils are taught to consider their rights and their responsibilities at all times, regularly referring the articles of the convention. A system of Cwmfelin Credits has been devised in collaboration with the children whereby children earn 'credits' for excellent work and behaviour. Credits are exchanged for tokens to spend in the Ciosg Cwmfelin at the end of each term. 


At Cwmfelin, we recognise the talents of our pupils and encourage all children to fulfil their potential. We want our children to leave our school having developed the four purposes: to be healthy and confident, ambitious and capable, ethical and informed and creative and enterprising.


We set high standards and expectations which allow pupils to achieve our motto - Eager to Learn. Proud to Achieve.