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Mount Carmel - College for Girls

Health & Wellbeing


As a lead school for health and wellbeing in Islington, Mount Carmel Catholic College for Girls offers a variety of extra-curricular activities as well as the option to study  BTEC Sport at Key Stage 4. Students are however taught that exercise alone is not enough, the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle is something which is encouraged in many ways.

Over the Spring/Summer terms Mount Carmel had volunteers from Arsenal football group, who are trained by Jamie Oliver, come in to school to deliver cooking lessons to the Students of Year 9.

The following link explains what they having been doing and also features many of our students. 

Please take a look...


Healthy Schools

Mount Carmel recently achieved Healthy Schools London Bronze Award status. We have also been recognised as a Health & Wellbeing Lead School by the Youth Sport Trust. This means that we are committed to promoting the health and wellbeing of all our students, meeting high standards and set criteria in four key areas:

• Healthy eating
• Physical activity
• Emotional health and well-being and
• Personal Social Health and Economic Education (PSHEE)

As well as high quality PE lessons for all students, we offer a wide range of PE / sport clubs as well as a free Kellogg’s breakfast club from 8.00 – 8.30am daily. We also work in partnership with More Life and Change for Life clubs to promote healthy weight management through physical activity and healthy eating. Our school canteen offers balanced, healthy meals for all students as part of their active, healthy lifestyles.

For more information on the Healthy Schools programme please visit:


Benefits of Breakfast

  • Break the fast. By eating breakfast, you wake up your metabolism and get your engine humming.
  • Eat more, weigh less. Researchers have repeatedly shown that people who eat breakfast have a better chance of losing weight, and keeping it off. When you skip meals, you’re so hungry by lunchtime you eat more! Eating breakfast in the morning helps aid weight loss.
  • Are you interested in doing better at school? Breakfast helps to wake you up. Studies show that people who eat breakfast are more alert and do better on tests than people who skip breakfast whereas a hungry child can be tired, and irritable when confronted with difficult tasks. Breakfast is the key. Adults need breakfast as much as kids do.
  • Skipping breakfast makes you moody. Studies show that people who eat breakfast tend to be in better moods. Breakfast gets you started on the right track for the day. If you start out with a healthy breakfast, then you set the mood for lunch. You're more likely to choose something reasonable for lunch if you’ve missed breakfast.


PE Clubs Programme - Autumn 2015