As stated in Curriculum for Excellence – “the mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing of everyone within a learning community should be positively developed by fostering a safe, caring, supportive, purposeful environment that enables the development of relationships based on mutual respect”. PE is taught by each of our class teachers. Weather dependant, some sessions take place outside, making use of our extensive playing field and huge selection of equipment. All children must have a PE kit consisting of shorts, T-shirt and suitable footwear. Swimming is also part of our PE programme with all pupils from P4-7 having lessons once a fortnight, throughout the year. Our Active Schools Co-Ordinator also works closely with the school to organise a variety of experiences for the children in Bower which improves their strength, agility and abilities across different sports.
This year we have begun implementing a new Health and Wellbeing scheme, ‘Jigsaw’ which covers all areas including sex education. Before more sensitive topics are taught in school, parents will be informed via termly newsletters or our Seesaw platform and information about the learning can be provided by request.
In Bower, our P5-7 children have a rota whereby a pair of children organise, display and distribute equipment for their schoolmates to play with at lunchtimes. We also have P6&P7 ‘Playground Leaders’ who teach younger children various games and encourage everyone to participate and have fun.