World health day 2022

World Health Day 2022

Today is World Health Day, a day sponsored by the World Health Organisation to celebrate and draw attention to the importance of global health. This year’s theme is Our Planet, Our Health, focussing on the connection between the planet’s health and our own wellbeing.

A healthier tomorrow

The climate crisis is also a health crisis, which is why the World Health Organisation is looking to raise awareness on the actions needed to create a healthier world. Both humans and the planet rely on each other and there are many ways in which we can all contribute to achieve sustainability.

Sustainability at the School

The Royal Ballet School is committed to reducing our carbon footprint. We recognise the importance of recycling PPE and lateral flow tests and have recycling boxes for these products on all sites. Recently we’ve had a new building management system installed as well as LED lighting and boiler replacements in order to make our buildings more energy efficient. In the near future, we will also be installing electric car charging points. These are just a few of the ways in which we are improving our sustainability and we are always looking at changes that we can make as a school to become more environmentally friendly.

Our students’ wellbeing

Our students’ health and wellbeing are always our priority and we are fully invested in creating strong and resilient dancers. Through our Healthy Dancer Programme, our students have access to onsite healthcare support throughout the year. We have a dedicated healthcare team working closely with our artistic team to ensure the School’s System of Training is interlinked with the latest medical research. Our students are also empowered to take command of their own mental and physical wellbeing.

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