Health and physical education / Year 7 and 8 / Personal, Social and Community Health / Being healthy, safe and active

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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate and select strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS073)

Elaborations
  • investigating reasons why young people choose to use or not use drugs, and proposing strategies to make informed choices
  • researching a variety of snack and lunch options, and evaluating nutritional value, value for money and sustainability impacts to create a weekly menu plan
  • researching opportunities in the local community to participate in regular physical activity and examining how accessible these opportunities are for students
  • proposing and practising strategies for celebrating safely, including assertiveness, refusal skills, planning travel arrangements and contingency plans
  • examining strategies for safe practices in different environments, including transport and aquatic environments
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Safety,  Wellbeing,  Health promotion

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