Health and Wellbeing
Health and Wellbeing fits into our daily learning across all areas, and is included in all aspects of the pupilís learning. In our Health focus we strive to develop childrenís awareness of what it means to be healthy, encouraging them to begin to take responsibility for their own well-being. Therefore the drugs education topic starts at primary one by looking at the safe use of medicines and by primary seven we are introducing children to the dangers of illegal drugs, and laying the groundwork for making informed choices in the future.
We take a holistic approach to promoting health and wellbeing, one that takes account of the stage of growth, development and maturity of each individual, and the social and community context.
We aim to help our pupils become more aware of their own identity and build positive relationships with others. Role- play is a useful activity in helping children to explore different attitudes, values and experiences.
The main themes in our programme are:
∑ Food & Health
∑ Mental, Social, Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
∑ PE, Physical Activity and Sport
∑ Planning for Choices and Change
∑ Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood
∑ Substance Mis-use
The development of our school garden has promoted the Health and Wellbeing awareness at Ettrick, and enhances fitness and the importance of exercise, healthy eating, biodiversity, sustaining our world and looking after our environment.
PE, Physical Activity and Sport: