Activities for pupils 7 to 14 year olds. They can be delivered in the classroom or online, and can be shared with an international partner school.
There is growing concern about the effect of modern life on mental health and well-being.
In addition to this, the Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on children; from missing out on school, routines and friendship groups, to fear of the virus and losing loved ones. These activities are designed to help teachers with this, and are linked to the United Nations Global Goal 3: Good health and Well-being.
You and your pupils will learn practical ideas about:
- How to develop positive health and well-being for yourself
- How to encourage others to decide and act in favour of promoting health and well-being for all
- How to include health promoting behaviours in your daily routines.
Please be sensitive to any distress or trauma that children may be carrying with them, and plan for support in case any of the activities or reflections trigger any adverse reactions, especially if your pupils are working at a distance.
The activities are open-ended, to provide a flexible resource during the pandemic, as children may be returning to school at different times and in different ways.
We recommend that you start with the foundation activities, which will help create the environment for the other six steps.
These well-being activities are brought to you in collaboration with the Jigsaw PSHE curriculum.