Health and wellbeing across learning

Why is Health and Wellbeing taught across all curricular areas?

Good health and wellbeing is essential for successful learning and happy lives for children and young people.

How we feel about ourselves and others influences everything we do. It has a huge impact on learning and success in life. Curriculum for Excellence recognises this. It emphasises the importance of nurturing learners to help them develop the knowledge and skills they need for positive mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing at school, in their everyday lives which will be sustained into adult life.

School should be a caring environment that enables learners to develop confidence and positive relationships based on mutual respect and to gain knowledge to make healthy lifestyle choices. Learning through health and wellbeing promotes confidence, independent thinking and positive attitudes and dispositions.

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