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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has praised Tower Hamlets schools for leading the way in encouraging children to live healthily. This news comes hot on the heels of the news announced by Ofsted that Tower Hamlets is among 9, out of 150 council’s in the country, whose secondary schools are all rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.

Five schools in the borough were presented with awards as part of the launch of Healthy Schools London. The initiative – aimed at improving children’s health and achievement – was rolled out following a successful pilot scheme, which Tower Hamlets took part in.

Mr Johnson said: “Congratulations to the schools that have achieved bronze status in Tower Hamlets. I am delighted to support Healthy Schools London, which builds on the excellent efforts many of our schools are already making to tackle obesity and get our young people more active.’’

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman, was proud of the borough’s success.

He said: “I’m pleased that the Mayor of London has recognised the tremendous efforts being made here in Tower Hamlets to ensure our children are living healthy lives. We have continued to invest in our commitment to the Healthy Schools initiative, where other local authorities have cut theirs. As a result we know we have schools which are leading the way in healthy living. Our children are not only leaving school with an excellent education, as we saw from last week’s Ofsted report, but also vital life skills and the important habit of leading active, healthy lives.”

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