Health and Wellbeing

Potted Sports September 2009

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.

The Health Education programme covers knowledge and understanding of nutrition, drugs education, sexually health and road safety. Pupils acquire well informed attitudes to deal with life experiences.

Sex and Relationship Education is an integral part of a school’s health education programme. It focuses on the physical, emotional, moral and spiritual development of all children. Teachers are central to the delivery of sex education from Primary 1-7 and work in partnership with parents/carers and appropriate health professionals. Parents/carers are fully informed and consulted on the content and purpose of sex and relationship education in schools, and have the opportunity to raise concerns with school staff. On an occasion where a parent/carer wishes to exercise the right to withdraw his/her child from sex and relationship education they should discuss their concerns and alternative arrangements with school staff (as per Inverclyde Council’s policy “Sexual Health and Relationship Education”).

A balanced programme of physical activities is offered to pupils. This involves Active Health, Gymnastics and Ball Handling skills.

•Each year P4 has a 10 session block of swimming lessons

• A team from P6 and P7 participate in the Inter Schools Athletics Tournament at local Sports Centres
• School Sports are held annually
• Active schools run a broad range of lunchtime and after school clubs for all ages

Health Promoting School
The development of the health promoting school, with its emphasis on a partnership with the community, is a reflective way of taking account of aspects of health that are responsive to pupils’ needs. As part of working towards this the following are done:

• Health Education programme delivered Primary 1 to Primary 7
• Personal and Social Education programme delivered Primary 1 to Primary 7
• Primary 1 and Primary 2 receive fruit one day a week

Wemyss Bay Primary School and Nursery Class gained Health Promoting School Accreditation in May 2009.

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