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Health and Wellbeing - Key Stage 3&4

Resources, Articles and Advice

E-Bug

An exciting, fun and free health education resource for teachers and school aged children. The resources make learning about microbes, antibiotic resistance, and the spread, treatment and prevention of infection fun and accessible for all.

Free E-Bug Key Stage 3 Resource Pack

Free E-Bug Key Stage 4 Resource Pack

 

NHS Life Check - advice on improving many aspects of health for individuals and whole families 

For lesson plans covering the topics below please click on the picture above:

 

Shift: Product design for social change - Encouraging people to make positive life changes in small steps

 

Preventing Suicide

By now, virtually every parent and educator has heard about 13 Reasons Why, the popular Netflix drama that tells the story of high school student Hannah Baker and her decision to take her own life. The series has fuelled controversy, generated discussion, and prompted many questions: is the subject matter - including relationship troubles, cyber bullying, sexual assault, reputation slurs, depression, tone-deaf adults, self-doubt, and aloneness - too disturbing to talk about with youth?

Click here to download guidance from Living Works

 

 

Articles

 Children consuming online time 'like junk food' - Parents must intervene to stop their children overusing social media and consuming time online "like junk food", the children's commissioner has said.

 

 Children 'exercise less as they get older' - The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by nearly 40% between the ages of 5 and 12.

 

How to teach about sugar - Guardian article featuring links to a number of primary and secondary suitable resources

 

Quitday - Support for quitting smoking

 

 Activity icons 'could help healthy living' - People like to have information about their food - but working out how much exercise you'll need to do to burn off the calories in your favourite treat is not straightforward.

 

Healthy Eating - Click here for up to date info on healthy eating for all ages.

 

Food a Fact of Life - A Fact of Life provides a wealth of free resources about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming for children and young people aged 3 to 16 years. The resources are progressive, stimulate learning and support the curriculum throughout the UK. All resources are designed to ensure that consistent and up-to-date messages are delivered. Look out for the online diet and physical interactive tool mywellbeing for 11 to 16 - a great resource for teenagers.

 

Public Health England - The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment