Loanhead club ‘ecstatic’ at gold award


A MIDLOTHIAN after school club has set a national first.

Loanhead After School Club has become the first after school club or school in Scotland to gain the Healthy Working Lives gold award.

LASC general manager Irene Hogg told the Advertiser the team was “ecstatic” when the honour was announced. The after school club has been working for six years on the NHS scheme, which aims to enhance the work life balance within the organisation.

Mrs Hogg said: “We are delighted to have achieved the HWL gold award. Our organisation believes investing in our staff’s well-being is vital to our success, as they are our most important asset. We have been part of the Healthy Working Lives programme for the past six years.”

Sir Andrew Cubie, chairman of HWL, was full of praise for the after school club’s achievement. “The aim of the Healthy Working Lives is to make the improvement of health and well-being in the workplace and integrate part of Scottish corporate culture. We are delighted to announce that the Loanhead After School Club have contributed to this by successfully achieving their gold award in the Healthy Working Lives Award Programme. On behalf of everyone at Healthy Working Lives, we wish Loanhead After School Club continued success.”

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