“Learning in Health and Wellbeing ensures that children and young people develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes that the need for positive mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing, now and in the future.”
Curriculum for Excellence, May 2009
Health and wellbeing includes experiences and outcomes for personal, emotional, mental and social development, physical education, physical activity and sport, food and health, substance misuse, planning for choices and change and relationships, sexual health and parenthood.
In Physical Education a balanced programme in Gymnastics, Games Skills and Active Health is provided. At various times in the year the children’s physical education is enhanced by visiting coaches in a number of areas, for example; football, cricket, rugby, tennis, hockey and basketball, supported by our close working with Active Schools. In addition, Primary 4 pupils experience a ten week block of swimming lessons. Parents should note that health and safety requirements state that jewellery of any kind must not be worn where pupils are undertaking games or physical activities. This includes jewellery worn as a result of body piercing. We would ask that parents discourage pupils from having body piercing during term time to ensure full participation in physical education.
Children and young people need to experience what it feels like to develop, enjoy and live a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle supports physical, social and emotional wellbeing, and underpins successful learning. Learning in health and wellbeing ensures that children and young people develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes which they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future. We benefit from close working with our partners who enhance the learning experiences of our pupils by delivering workshops in Drug Awareness, Healthy Eating and Cyber Safety.
Sexual Health and Relationships Education is an integral part of our programme. Teachers are central to the delivery of the sessions with parents fully informed of the content of the lessons.