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.
Health Education incorporates:
Mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
- Planning for choices and changes
- Physical education, physical activity and sport
- Food and Health
- Substance Misuse
- Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood.
Our aim is that all of our pupils develop an understanding of looking after themselves and making the right choices to lead a healthy, happy and active life as adults. To achieve this a wide range of topic are covered from P1-P7 and these include:
- Wellbeing day
- Anti bullying
- Road safety
- Dental hygiene
- Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
- Sex Education
- Safety in the sun
In PE, the school offers a programme of physical activities which develop a positive attitude to an active lifestyle and encourage understanding of the role of exercise in good health. Gymnastics, dance, sports and games are considered to be the core of our programme. At West Kilbride Primary all pupils receive two hours of PE each week in accordance with National and local authority guidelines. All pupils take part in our annual sports day which takes place in the summer term and to which all parents and friends are warmly invited.
Circle Time is an important part of our Personal and Social Development programme as pupils and staff focus on our golden rules which help to maintain the excellent ethos of respect here at West Kilbride.
STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths)
We are very proud of our STEM work and encourage our children to develop a curiosity and understanding of their environment and their place in the living, material and physical world. We have well-resourced with IT hardware and staff keep abreast of the latest software to enhance pupil experiences.