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Healthy Schools

Price: £75.00
Age Range: KS3 KS4

Give your students and your school the best chance of achieving the National Healthy School standard, and save yourself time trawling through mountains of bitty material. This single resource, fulfils all aspects of the Government initiative, and our unique approach enables students to develop a greater understanding of what is required to live a healthy lifestyle. (Includes 26 worksheets each for KS3 and KS4).

Topics cover: What is a healthy school?; Healthy students and teachers; Safety and safe environments; Alcohol; Exercise; Diet; Hygiene; Looking and feeling good; Maintaining good health; Relationships; Adapting to change.

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Size: 132 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 493 2
Author(s): Eileen Osborne
Code: HESC
Popularity rank: 205

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Contents List


  • 5 USEFUL CONTACT ADDRESSES A selection of contact addresses for organisations, which teachers may find useful for further help or information.


  • 9 WHAT IS THE HEALTHY SCHOOLS INITIATIVE? The ideas behind the HSI are explained, and why the government, in particular, sees it as important.
  • 11 A HEALTHY SCHOOL Students realise what the term 'healthy school' means by considering their own school.
  • 13 HEALTHY STUDENTS? Students describe what they think makes a 'healthy student' - and by comparison what makes an unhealthy student - through a practical exercise.
  • 15 HEALTHY TEACHERS? Students identify the main causes of 'poor health' in teachers by investigation and interviewing teachers. They identify possible solutions to the problems.


  • 17 HOME, SAFE HOME? Students identify possible areas of accidents in the home through a quiz. They explain ways of preventing accidents in those areas by referring to their own homes.
  • 19 MAKING WAVES Students identify unsafe places connected with water and explain why they are unsafe. They create a slogan for young people to remind them about the dangers of water.
  • 21 ROAD SAFETY Students will show that they understand the need for road safety and are able to summarise the main facts about it. They create a leaflet to help young people stay safe on the roads.
  • 23 ONLY A LITTLE DRINK Students explain the effects of alcohol on young people and list the dangers for the young in drinking too much alcohol.
  • 25 EVERYBODY DOES IT Students explain why alcohol is considered 'OK' by many teenagers and identify the medical reasons for not drinking at a young age by writing a radio advertisement.
  • 27 HEALTHY EATING Students recognise the need for healthy eating and will devise a healthy meal for a young person aged 11-14.
  • 29 WATCHING YOUR WEIGHT Students recognise the links between good health, good diet and being a healthy weight. They write a leaflet to help young people with sensible weight management.
  • 31 KEEPING CLEAN Students discuss the reasons for keeping clean and select ways to achieve this. They write a script to help young people keep clean.
  • 33 SPOT CLINIC Students explain how and why young people are prone to spots and show knowledge of ways to treat them.
  • 35 A NEW YOU Students identify what it means to be an individual and learn how young people can make the best of themselves.
  • 37 GET ACTIVE! Students identify why young people need to take part in a range of physical activities. They design a Road Show to take the message to young people.
  • 39 A PERSONAL EXERCISE PROGRAMME Students select physical activities for themselves and organise a personal programme to help them to keep healthy.
  • 41 A DARK AND FRIGHTENING PLACE Students summarise the problems a stressed young person might face and show an understanding of the nature of stress and ways to stop it.
  • 43 SAFETY FIRST Students assess the safety of areas near to their school and list potential danger areas. They suggest ways to make these areas safer.
  • 45 GOING UP IN SMOKE Students understand why young people smoke cigarettes and the possible consequences, in later life, of the decision to smoke.
  • 47 THE SCHOOL 'NO SMOKING' POLICY Students state why a school needs a no smoking policy and identify and summarise arguments from both sides in a dispute over smoking rights in a school.
  • 49 BE SAFE IN THE SUN Students assess the dangers of strong sunlight on the body and construct an argument to persuade young people to cover up in the sun.
  • 51 FOOD HYGIENE Students explain why it is important to keep to hygiene rules when dealing with food, and recognise good and bad kitchen hygiene practice.
  • 53 DRUGS FACTS Students recognise the appearance and effects of illegal drugs, while at the same time being able to explain why young people take drugs.
  • 55 DRUGS AND THE LAW Students demonstrate understanding of the law in relation to drugs and recognise that there are arguments both for and against a change in drugs law.
  • 57 SUSAN'S STORY Students read the story of one girl, assess her drugs problem and identify the reasons for and consequences of her drug taking.
  • 59 MAN AND BOY Students recognise the changes that take place at puberty for boys and identify problems that boys face at puberty.
  • 61 WOMAN AND GIRL Students recognise the changes that take place at puberty for girls and identify problems that girls face at puberty.
  • 63 PUBERTY PROBLEMS Students identify problems boys and girls have in puberty and select some possible solutions to those problems.


  • 65 KEEPING SAFE Students show that they understand the need for laws/ages for consensual sex and the dangers in having early sex.
  • 67 SAYING 'NO' Students identify the reasons why early sex (i.e. under 16) happens and will explain how to say 'No'.
  • 69 ACCIDENTS AT WORK Students recognise the reasons for accidents at work in students in the 13-15 age group and will construct a safety at work manifesto.
  • 71 A SAFE PLACE TO BE? Students explain the school's health and safety policy and select various points from it to argue for and against their inclusion.
  • 73 SCHOOL OUTINGS AND HOLIDAYS Students produce a list of risks for a visit or holiday and draw up an advice leaflet for students to follow while on holiday to make sure they do not have accidents.
  • 75 THE COST OF ALCOHOL ABUSE Students write about the problems associated with alcohol abuse from a cost point of view and will judge whether or not alcohol abuse is a problem for their age group.
  • 77 THAT FRIDAY NIGHT FEELING Students assess how true to life is a story of teenage drinking and, through discussion, compare and contrast it with their own experiences.
  • 79 PASSIVE SMOKING Students will summarise the dangers for children and young people from passive smoking.
  • 81 I QUIT! Students recognise why smoking is bad for the health and explain ways in which young people could stop smoking.
  • 83 A DRUG GENERATION? Students explain why young people use drugs and will argue the case for/against a relaxation in the drugs laws.
  • 85 A DIFFICULT DECISION Students assess the arguments for and against the decriminalisation of cannabis.
  • 87 TIPS TO BEAT STRESS Students learn some ways of relieving stress that will suit young people.
  • 89 A CRY FOR HELP Students compare and contrast the reasons for suicide between males and females aged 15-34 and evaluate the help given to young people who are suicidal.
  • 91 SKIN CANCER Students state the causes of skin cancer and explain the sun safety code.
  • 93 BROWN IS BEAUTIFUL? Students evaluate the impact of the media on young peoples' perception of suntans and use their findings to write an advert for untanned bodies.
  • 95 SAFE NOT SORRY! Students will be able to assess dangerous situations and use the knowledge gained to advise others on dangerous/safe situations.
  • 97 DON'T JUST SIT THERE! Students will be able to identify healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and say why exercise is important to a healthy lifestyle.
  • 99 BEING A VEGETARIAN Students are able to summarise the reasons for a vegetarian diet and are able to evaluate it as a healthy alternative lifestyle.
  • 101 THE ONE NIGHT STAND Students will show that they understand what is meant by 'one night stand' and the dangers attached to it.
  • 103 CONTRACEPTION Students judge and evaluate the various methods of contraception available and state their views on giving contraceptives to under 16 year olds.
  • 105 STIs Students will be able to identify high-risk behaviours which could lead to STIs and explain how one STI - chlamydia - is on the increase.
  • 107 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Students state the causes of domestic violence and recognise how it affects relationships in the family unit.
  • 109 HIV/AIDS Students write about the problems faced by people with HIV/AIDS, while at the same time assessing the public's view of it at the current time.
  • 111 ENGAGED AT 15 Students assess the positive and negative points in becoming engaged so young and make conclusions about the future of the couple from the evidence given.
  • 113 EVERYBODY DOES IT Students recognise myths and truths regarding sex and young people, and contrast views from the UK and the USA regarding sexual experiences.
  • 115 SAME BUT DIFFERENT Students identify reasons given as to why some people are homosexual and make conclusions about the law regarding homosexuality.
  • 117 TEENAGE MUMS AND DADS Students argue the case for and against teenage parenthood.
  • 119 FAST FOOD Students differentiate between healthy and unhealthy fast foods, and design and script a roadshow for younger students.
  • 120 APPENDIX 1 Home Safety for use with page 17, HOME SAFE HOME?
  • 121 APPENDIX 2 What I Eat and Drink for use with page 27, HEALTHY EATING
  • 122 APPENDIX 3 What do you know about smoking? for use with page 45, GOING UP IN SMOKE
  • 123 APPENDIX 4 What do they do? (for use with page 53, DRUGS FACTS)
  • 124 APPENDIX 4A Teachers' Information (for use with page 53, DRUGS FACTS)
  • 125 APPENDIX 5 The Law on Drugs (for use with page 55, DRUGS AND THE LAW)
  • 126 APPENDIX 6 Susan's Story (for use with page 57, SUSAN'S STORY)
  • 127 APPENDIX 7 Andrew's Story (for use with page 77, THAT FRIDAY NIGHT FEELING)
  • 128 APPENDIX 8 Cannabis Factfile (for use with page 85, A DIFFICULT DECISION)
  • 129 APPENDIX 9 Vegetarians (for use with page 99, BEING A VEGETARIAN)
  • 130 APPENDIX 10 Methods of Contraception (for use with page 103, CONTRACEPTION)
  • 131 APPENDIX 11 STIs Quiz (for use with page 105, STIs) 132
  • APPENDIX 12 Domestic Violence Facts (for use with page 107, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE)