Category Archives: Healthy Schools

Child Health Profiles 2018 – now available

Public Health England (PHE) has published the Child Health Profile pdfs which present data across key health indicators of child health and wellbeing.

The profiles provide an annual snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England and sit alongside an interactive version which is available for both local authorities and CCGs.

They are designed to help local organisations understand the health needs of their community and work in partnership to improve health in their local area.

e-Bug ‘Teacher Tools’ – New Free Resources

New Resources from e-Bug include:

  • Peer Education Resources
  • Assembly Activities
  • Teacher Training Module
  • Lesson plans for European Antibiotic Awareness Day

E-Bug have launched a new webpage on their teacher section called ‘“Teacher Tools”. Here you will find a range of resources that teachers and other educators can use with school age children and young adults

1.Peer Education Resources: These can be used by older school aged children to teach their peers about microbes, the spread of infection, and antibiotic resistance. The resources include:

  • School Peer Education Resource Pack outlines how the workshops can be run by schools.
  • Science Show Peer Educator Manual informs peer educators on how to deliver the science show to their peers.
  • Antibiotic Peer Education lesson plan on antibiotics can be run in schools and adapted for students aged 11 and up.

All materials can be downloaded from eBugs dedicated Peer Education Webpage 

2. Assembly Activities : The best of e-Bug has been brought together in this Activity Pack. Full of fun interactive activities around microbes and the spread and treatment of infection, perfect for an assembly setting.

3. e-Bug Teacher Training Module: Complete the e-Bug training to help you optimise your teaching around microbes and hygiene. Complete the online evaluation to get 3 CPD points, approved by The Royal Society for Biology, and also for your chance to win a set of giant microbes!  Visit e-Bugs training page to learn more.

4. European antibiotic Awareness Day – 18th November

This annual event  annually aims to raise awareness of the risk associated with inappropriate use of antibiotics and to encourage people to use them responsibly.

Get your school involved with the campaign by using e-bugs antibiotic lesson plans for junior (7-11 year olds), senior (12-15 year olds) and young adults (15-18 year olds). See also the peer education resources around antibiotics above.

NHEG: AET – Order your resources for September Now!

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Alcohol Education Trust is able to provide the following alcohol education resources free of charge to UK schools:

  • Teacher Workbook (100 pages of lesson plans, games and quizzes organised by topic and year group) – 1 copy
  • ‘Alcohol and You’ student guide – up to 250 copies
  • ‘Talking to Kids about Alcohol’ parent guide – up to 250 copies

Our resources are:

  • DfE approved
  • PSHE Association quality assured
  • Listed as one of the Early Intervention Foundation’s top 50 most effective programme

Order your free resources for September Now!

Eat Like A Champ

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In the school year 2014/15, Eat Like A Champ (ELAC) inspired over 60,000 Year 5 children across the UK to live healthier lifestyles. This free, healthy eating educational resource was developed by the British Nutrition Foundation in collaboration with Danone.

When schools register they receive access to:

  • online resources,
  • with 6 lessons plans,
  • homework activities
  • and online games.

As part of the ongoing collaboration between Healthy Schools London and ELAC,  for next school year they will once again offer all Healthy Schools London schools who register for ELAC a free toolkit containing hardcopies of the resources including stickers, card games and homework booklets to inspire your class.

Pre-register now at www.eatlikeachamp.co.uk

Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Up

This Summer, Change4Life with Disney returns with 10 Minute Shake Up activities inspired by the new Disney·Pixar Finding Dory film. The campaign encourages kids to ‘Just Keep Moving’ to help reach the 60 minutes of exercise they need each day through 10 minute bursts of moderate to vigorous activity.

Primary schools will receive Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 PE curriculum linked 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney-inspired PE lesson plans with additional activities to use throughout the year. Pupils will also receive fun wall charts for the kids to take home and record their activity over the summer holidays.

Keep an eye out for teaching packs arriving now in all primary schools that receive the School Fruit and Veg Scheme deliveries.

Search Change4Life website for more information and subscribe to keep up to date with new campaigns and resources.

Sing Up – Free Resources

Get your free pack! Sing Up and Healthy Schools London have worked in partnership to bring you an excellent free resource that promotes staying healthy and happy using singing.

‘Get healthy, get singing’ includes inspiring materials promoting better health and wellbeing through song. Plus, when you sign up as a Sing Up Friend you get 10 free songs to get started with.

Download your free pack now awww.singup.org/healthy-schools  CDs are also available from your local Healthy Schools Borough Lead.

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