Health & Wellbeing
Children and young people need to experience social, emotional and physical well-being to thrive and engage successfully with their education. The Health and well-being Area of Learning and Experience will help them to build the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to develop positive and appropriate relationships, deal with the difficult issues and decisions they will face and learn to live independently. In discussions for the Review, many children and young people felt that these were some of the most important issues that they needed to learn about in school.
Improving the health and well-being of the nation has been an important feature of Welsh Government policy and support to schools for many years. These concerns are highlighted by the report of the Schools and Physical Activity Task and Finish Group31. The Health and well-being Area of Learning and Experience aims to help to address concerns about physical activity and diet, for example, as children and young people engage in different kinds of physical activity and gain knowledge and practical skills for healthy eating. As children and young people develop habits that will promote their own and others’ well-being this will make a contribution to reducing health inequalities and improving well-being more widely.
Health & Wellbeing will span Physical Education, Duke of Edinburgh, Sports Leadership, PSE, ILS and ,preparation for Work. Further information on the areas can be obtained by clicking on a subject found on the left hand side of this text.