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

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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Be on the Safe Side Year 7-8 HPE

This is a unit of work about how to be a safe, active and responsible citizen on and around the rail network. The resource focuses on identifying the hazards and the hazardous behaviours and influences such as emotions and peer pressure that may impact the decisions young people make on and around the rail network. It includes: ...

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Be on the Safe Side Year 7-8 The Arts (Drama)

This is a unit of work that uses the concept of rail safety and the setting of the rail network to explore character, roles and situations; there is a particular focus on bullying and the bystander effect. Learning opportunities for students include scripting, performing and revising their own drama. The resource includes: ...

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Disability Rights, Inclusion and Sport

This is a unit of work about disability rights, inclusion and sport. It explores: the benefits of valuing diversity; the physical, mental and social benefits of physical activity; and how diversity and difference can be respected through sport. The resource includes: an introduction, a focus, six lessons, learning outcomes, ...

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Be on the Safe Side Year 7-8 English

This is a unit of work that uses visual and multimodal texts to promote how to be a safe, active and responsible citizen on and around the rail network. Learning opportunities include identification, comparison, deconstruction and creation of visual and multimodal texts. The resource includes: teacher notes, three learning ...

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Creating a yarning circle: yarning and wellbeing

This learning activity will help you make connections between yarning and wellbeing programs, and how you can use yarning circles to support respectful, honest and open communication to promote connectedness among students, particularly using the morning circle routine. It is part of a sequence of 8 individual learning ...

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Creating a yarning circle: yarning circle activities

Yarning circles provide opportunities for all to be heard, for discussions to be had and for understandings to be reached. This learning activity provides activity ideas for use in a yarning circle and will support students to develop a calendar for the yarning circle; be empowered to utilise the space regularly and meaningfully; ...

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Creating a yarning circle: involving First Nations people

This activity is part of a broader activity sequence that has been developed to help you design, build and use a yarning circle in your school or community. It is part of a sequence of 8 individual learning activities designed to support the meaningful use of yarning circles in learning environments. It will help guide ...

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Creating a sensory garden

A sensory garden is a garden that engages all the senses: touch, smell, hearing, sight and even taste. Sensory gardens create a rich sensory experience as users directly and indirectly interact with the plants and the space. In addition to providing tips for creating a sensory garden and the best types of plants to choose, ...

Video

Get ready to learn! Interoception and self-regulation

Interoception (mindful body awareness) refers to the perception, recognition and understanding of the internal physical states. These body signals can be understood as emotions and/or feelings which can then be responded to. Self-regulation is the ability to moderate or control emotions and actions in order to function ...

Interactive

Assess your classroom environment

Not every classroom is specifically designed to respond to the needs of all students. Using this interactive questionnaire, audit a classroom environment and create a task list of simple changes that can be made to create a more space inclusive for neurodivergent students.