Castle Water is delighted to support the efforts of a schools and community partnership in the delivery of an ambitious five-year strategy aimed at improving the health and well-being of local children and young people.

The strategy was launched at a Health and Well-being Festival at Blairgowrie High School opened by Deputy First Minister of Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP and Provost for Perth and Kinross, Dennis Melloy.

Blairgowrie High School Headteacher, Bev Leslie, explained: “Research demonstrates that improving health and well-being will support the improvement of life chances for children and young people, raise attainment for all and help to close the poverty related attainment gap.

Health and wellbeing event - John Swinney, John Reynolds

“This new five-year strategic plan aims to support the improvement of health and well-being in a coordinated way across north Perthshire. All inputs at the Festival contributed directly to learning about the priorities identified in this plan, including mental well-being and resilience, physical health and diet, and sleep.”

Over 250 delegates from local schools, parent councils and community partnership organisation including Perth and Kinross Council attended the Health and Well-being Festival and launch. The day provided the ideal opportunity to hear from a range of eminent speakers and to take part in a series of break-out sessions and workshops. Castle Water was also on hand on the day to promote the importance of water and staying hydrated for physical and mental health and well being.

Castle Water CEO, John Reynolds OBE, said: “Improving health and well-being is vital in developing a happy, healthy and resilient workforce for the future and to improving life chances for local children and young people. We are delighted to support Blairgowrie High School, its catchment schools and other community partners in their efforts to improve mental and physical health and well-being through this event and the subsequent delivery of their ambitious five-year health and well-being strategy for the north Perthshire area.”

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