Happy New Year and welcome back to work. The start of a new year often makes people think about their lifestyles and can give them the motivation they need to make some improvements to their health.
Right on time, the Scottish Government is launching its Eat Better Feel Better campaign. This campaign aims to inspire and support parents and families to make healthy changes to how they shop, cook and eat, with the aim of improving their health.
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Happy and healthy new year to you!
An article on the BBC website today reports on something that I’ve found a hot topic for the last few years – sleep and how much do young people need?
I’ve run a number of sleep awareness workshops for parents in primaries in and they have been delighted to have the opportunity to discuss the basics in helping children and young people to develop healthy sleep habits. The feedback I’ve received has been very positive.
The charity, Sleep Scotland, has also produced a secondary pack with lessons for all year groups. This was purchased by the HWB Team and given to all secondaries last session. I’d be more than happy to support the development of this resource in schools. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss either parent’s workshops or the secondary sleep pack further.
In the meantime, here’s what the BBC said today:
Many schools organise whole school events to celebrate aspects of the curriculum like Eco Schools, Citizenship or HWB. These are great ways to showcase all the great work that goes on in school, engage with parents and invite other members of the school community to share in community learning.
I recently attended Mearns Primary’s HWB & Eco Event, with my recorder, and managed to catch some very busy staff and pupils to have a quick chat and get a sense of how they have embedded HWB into their learning; how they’ve motivated pupils to get involved in organising the event and how they’ve encouraged enterprising pupils to develop a wonderful project that raised money for the school.
Listen for yourself
P6 pupils make and sell a fitness DVD
PT Jo Macgregor on how to make the process as simple as possible http://soundcloud.com/pulse-healthy-radio/teacher-jo-macgregor-tells-us
Our good chum Barry Cook – more children, more active, more often! http://soundcloud.com/pulse-healthy-radio/barry-cook-promoting-health