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Health and Wellbeing

This is the introductory statement from Curriculum for Excellence 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.

Each establishment, working with partners, should 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.

I can expect my learning environment to support me to:

  • develop my self-awareness, self worth and respect for others
  • meet challenges, manage change and build relationships
  • experience personal achievement and build my resilience and confidence
  • understand and develop my physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and social skills
  • understand how what I eat, how active I am and how decisions I make about my behaviour and relationships affect my physical and mental wellbeing
  • participate in a wide range of activities which promote a healthy lifestyle
  • understand that adults in my school community have a responsibility to look after me, listen to my concerns and involve others where necessary
  • learn about where to find help and resources to inform choices
  • assess and manage risk and understand the impact of risk-taking behaviour
  • reflect on my strengths and skills to help me make informed choices when planning my next steps acknowledge diversity and understand that it is everyone’s responsibility to challenge discrimination.