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Primary School Co-ordinators on Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing
Wednesday 6 October
London Sport has created a new pilot online workshop to help primary teachers who are co-ordinators for health education in the curriculum. The workshop will help co-ordinators support their fellow teachers teach the new curriculum.
Since September 2020, the new curriculum on health education became compulsory in schools in England and Wales.
One aspect of this new curriculum is physical health and mental wellbeing and the aim of teaching pupils about physical health and mental wellbeing is to give them the information that they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.
One area of the new curriculum is physical health and fitness where primary schools should be teaching the pupils the following:
- the characteristics and mental and physical benefits of an active lifestyle
- the importance of building regular exercise into daily and weekly routines and how to achieve this
- the risks associated with an inactive lifestyle (including obesity)
- how and when to seek support including which adults to speak to in school if they are worried about their health
It utilises a Department for Education course framework and those who attend will increase their knowledge and awareness of the subject, as well as receiving resources to use with fellow teachers which they can use in their school.
The course is online and is 90 minutes in duration. We have places for 12 teachers and the course is free. In return, any teacher who attends will help London Sport evaluate the course.
The first pilot course will take place on Wednesday 6 October at 4pm.