Health and Wellbeing

What are the main purposes of learning in health and wellbeing?

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. Learning through health and wellbeing enables children and young people to:

• make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
• experience challenge and enjoyment
• experience positive aspects of healthy living and activity for themselves
• apply their mental, emotional, social and physical skills to pursue a healthy lifestyle
• make a successful move to the next stage of education or work
• establish a pattern of health and wellbeing which will be sustained into adult life, and which will help to promote the health and wellbeing of the next generation of Scottish children. (Curriculum for Excellence: Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice)

At Larkfield Children's Centre we develop learning in Health and wellbeing in a wide variety of ways. Some of these ways are:
• Visits from the dental nurse.
• Taking an active part in physical education, physical activity and sport.
• Visits to expore Cornalees and the local area.
• Learning how to keep safe indoors and outdoors e.g. road safety, taking medicines
• Promoting a healthy lifestyle
• Choosing and eating a healthy snack
• Making delicious smoothies
• Activities to develop self-awareness and respect for others.
• Parachute games to develop co-ordination and motor skills.
• Team games to develop co-operation.

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