Health & Wellbeing

Course Introduction - Health & Well Being


Learning in health and wellbeing ensures that our pupils develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes which they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future.


Who is the course for?

All S1 and S2 pupils


Course Overview

The H&WB course in S1/2 creates a learning environment that supports pupils to:

• meet challenges, manage change and build relationships

• experience personal achievement and build resilience and confidence

• understand and develop physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing and social skills

• understand how what they eat, how active they are and how decisions they make about their behaviour and relationships affect their physical and mental wellbeing

• participate in a wide range of activities which promote a healthy lifestyle

• understand that adults in their school community have a responsibility to look after them, listen to their 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 their strengths and skills to help them make informed choices when planning their next steps

• acknowledge diversity and understand that it is everyone’s responsibility to challenge discrimination.


Main Themes

What is H&WB?

Personal Health Plan/Highland Games

Bullying, Cyberbullying, Internet Safety

HWB Numeracy/Literacy Tasks

Sexual Health & Relationships

Personal Identity/Self Esteem

Planning for Choices and Change – Puberty

Heart-start First Aid

Nutrition – Healthy Eating = Healthy Heart

Substance Misuse – Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco

Emotional & Mental HWB

Inspire Aspire – Global Citizenship