All smiles for pupils on Cranbrook Education Campus

PUBLISHED: 07:00 15 May 2017

Cranbrook Education Campus schoolchildren take part in a brushing club

Cranbrook Education Campus schoolchildren take part in a brushing club

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Cranbrook school children are helping to make Cranbrook a Healthy Town by joining new tooth-brushing clubs at Cranbrook Education Campus.

Julie Chivers shows children how to brush. Julie Chivers shows children how to brush.

Brushing clubs are being held at the school, to reduce tooth decay and raise awareness of dental hygiene among children. They are happening in reception classes at the school, lasting for five minutes each day.

Under supervision of an adult, children clean their teeth and actively learn how to have good oral hygiene and prevent decay.

The brushing clubs are led by eight members of the school staff, who were trained by Karen Burn, a dental care professional from Well Connected - a local charity that supports healthier communities.

Cranbrook Education Campus early years leader Julie Chivers said: “The children are bursting with enthusiasm for our new brushing clubs!

“At the end of the five-minute session, they are delighted to share their lovely, bright smiles with each other, plus they take home a goody bag to practise their teeth cleaning skills with their parents at home.”

Developer DCH and East Devon District Council helped to set up the scheme and the training and kits have been provided through Cranbrook Healthy Town, which is funded by NHS England’s Healthy New Town programme.

Paul Marshall, director of community engagement at DCH, said: “Whilst we’re building homes, part of what we know makes a great community is residents growing up healthy and happy – if we can bring services and partners to help make this happen then that’s fantastic.”

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