As a school we have been involved in trying to increase our understanding of Health and Well-being. Along with Literacy and Numeracy, Health and Well-being is one of the main areas of a Curriculum for Excellence.
Health and Well-being is broken down into Physical, Mental, Social and Emotional Well-being. Elgin Academy has always been a very ‘Healthy’ school and we are now trying to improve the profile of this both within and out with the curriculum.
One way in which we are aiming to do this is by creating a school definition for Health and Well-being. In order to do this, 60 pupils were randomly selected to take part in a pupil consultation task on Friday 14 December which will eventually lead to them producing a definition. As a school we felt that if the pupils created the definition this would increase their understanding and ownership of promoting Health and Well-being within school. Pupils took part in a number of fun and interactive tasks that centred around the main themes of Health and Well-being. These tasks will all contribute to our definition of Health and Well being. Parents and staff will also be involved in consultation. This definition will then be shared with everyone.