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					                  PDL and Healthy Schools update, May 2007

                                                 Drugs education                    Personal Social
          Extended schools
                                                 incl. alcohol and                     Health &
          Extra curricular activities            tobacco                               economic                   Sex and
                                                                                      Education                relationships
          Outdoor Education – e.g
          Trailblazers                                                                 (PSHEE)                   education

                                                           Social, Emotional
                                                      Aspects of Learning (SEALS)                                Healthy schools
             Citizenship         Study Support

         and Rights Respect
         and Responsibility,

          Education for                                                                                     Work related learning
           sustainable                                     Helping children and young people
          development                                    to: Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy and
                                                               Achieve, Make a Positive                      Enterprise education
                                                            Contribution and Have Economic
         Religious                                                     Well Being
         education                                                                                                Financial
                            Functional skills:       Personal learning                  Careers
                           •Communication            and thinking skills:              education
          Physical                                   Team worker                                             Individual learning
                           •Numeracy                                                      and
         education                                   Self-manager                                            plans & e-profiles
                           •ICT                                                        guidance
                           •Working together         Independent enquirer
                           •Improving own            Reflective learner
                           performance               Creative thinker                           E-Profile AND PORTFOLIO –
                                                     Effective participator              ASSESSMENT, RECORDING and ACTION
                           •Problem solving

                                               HEALTHY SCHOOLS

Healthy Schools is making a difference!
Results from HeadSpace research carried out by the Guardian [published in February and
March 2007] shows that of the 1000 head teachers that responded:

      63% say that the Programme is making a contribution to pupils having healthier
      23% say that the Programme is making a contribution to raising pupil achievement
      21% say that the Programme is making a contribution to reducing health
      27% say that the Programme is having a positive impact on social inclusion
      24% say that the Programme has yet to make a contribution to any of the above.
In answer to the question: „Has the Healthy Schools programme supported your school in
helping pupils achieve the five outcomes of Every Child Matters‟
     86% Being Healthy
     59% Staying safe
     58% Enjoying and achieving
     51% Making a positive contribution
     31 %Achieving economic well-being
These results correlate very closely to the National Healthy Schools internal assessment
[many of you will have this in your Co-ordinator files]. If you don‟t and would like a copy
please e-mail and I‟ll get one out to you.

Healthy Eating news and resources

Active Kids Get Cooking Challenge 2007

Active Kids Get Cooking is a collaborative initiative from Sainsbury‟s, the Design and
Technology Association and the British Nutrition Foundation. Get cooking with your pupils
and enter the Active Kids Get Cooking Challenge 2007. It‟s open to all schools throughout
the UK, with the winning national primary and secondary schools receiving £500, while
runner up regional winners will be rewarded with £100, as well as a trip to London and
goodie bags.

The focus this year is school lunches – from looking at foods from around the world to using
local produce, or perhaps creating a lunch based on the theme “Best of British with a twist.”
For further details, go to

New FSA Packed Lunch Guidance

The Food Standards Agency has developed its packed lunch advice, for parents and
schools, so that it reflects the new standards for school lunches. Menu suggestions are
available for younger (5-8 years) and older (9-12 years) children. Packed lunch tips are
also provided to help parents and children prepare healthy and tasty packed lunches and
there‟s also packed lunch advice for teenagers.

Healthier packed lunches leaflet
The British Nutrition Foundation has launched a new leaflet providing practical ideas for
healthier packed lunches for children (5-11 years) that can be used for all occasions (e.g.
school, picnics and holidays). This full colour leaflet, which unfolds into a mini-poster,
features 10 days of packed lunches, as well as other practical ideas for creating healthy
lunchboxes that children will enjoy. For further information visit:
Food in Schools Toolkit – Did you miss out last time?

There are now just a few copies left of the original printed Food in Schools Toolkit. If your
school would value a hard copy please contact [Do it
now…there aren‟t many left!]

Cooking and food skills

Cooking and food skills is the latest addition to the Food – a fact of life website. It provides
detailed support and guidance for primary schools about establishing and promoting
cooking activities with children. In addition to providing worksheets, interactive activities
and presentations, this new module features 22 exciting videos which show food skills
being demonstrated and recipes being made. These are supported by easy-to-follow
recipes and teacher guidance. All resources can be downloaded and used in the
classroom with your pupils. The materials are also suitable for children with special needs
or lower ability pupils in secondary schools. To view the new module, go to:

The first Food - a fact of life Podcast is now available online. Published on a bi-monthly
basis, the Podcast aims to update and support primary school teachers throughout the UK.
To subscribe or listen, go to:

Information booklet for parents – Why Your Child’s Weight Matters:

The Government has developed a booklet for parents: “Why your child’s weight matters”, which
includes information for parents about:

      The National Child Measurement Programme
      Why maintaining a healthy weight is important
      Steps that parents can take to help their family lead a healthy lifestyle

The booklet can be downloaded at: or it can be ordered by quoting
277810 from DH Publications Orderline: 08701 555 455 or by faxing 01623 724 524 or emailing Please also find it attached to this bulletin.

National Schools Partnership resources

School Sun Awareness Pack

The sun isn‟t just a danger when we holiday in hotter countries. Here in the UK, exposure
to the sun is a big risk. Skin cancer is our fastest growing form of cancer and incredibly,
our mortality rate from skin cancer is higher than that of Australia – British Skin
Foundation. There is now Schools Sun Awareness Pack, a new initiative from the Garnier
and British Skin Foundation Skin Cancer Awareness Campaign. The packs which aim to
make KS1 & KS2 and P1 – P6 pupils more sun aware this summer, include:
           „Passports To The Sun‟ – free printed passports for all pupils to complete between
            school and their homes to encourage a daily sun protection habit
          Teacher Resource Packs – PSHE curriculum based classroom resources,
           activity sheets and experiments
          The Sun Protection Routine – A fun routine that shows all pupils how to apply
           sun cream effectively

This resource has been created by PSHE/Healthy Schools experts and free packs are available
to the first 2,500 primary schools to apply. To claim one for your school, go to:

‘When I was 11……’
 A resource pack containing info on body changes as your pupils approach puberty

The aim of this pack is to assist Year 6 teachers covering the topic within the curriculum
framework. The „When I was 11…‟ programme is a comprehensive resource that will
provide reassuring advice for young girls about puberty, menstruation and sanitary
protection choices. The resources will include:
*       Booklets for every girl to discuss with friends/teachers or parents
*       Teacher support notes to make teaching this topic easier
*       Tampon samples, TSS information leaflets and discreet holders

This project has been developed by the National Schools Partnership and supported by
Lil-lets. All resource packs will be delivered to you in early June 2007 for your use before
the end of the year. They have enough packs for the first 3,500 schools that register. To
receive your pack, be one of the first 3,500 teachers to apply at

Physical Activity

Schoolchildren for Children

Schoolchildren for Children is now in its third year in the UK. Fundamentally the goal of the
charity is to encourage sport, exercise and health in schools. Since its launch in 2004, they
have raised approximately £170,000, which has been split between school projects in
developing countries and extra-curricula sporting activities in participating schools across
the UK. Every pound raised goes to the overseas project or to your own school or club.
There are a number of reasons schools may choose to get involved:
   1. It‟s inspirational for pupils. They know they are helping children in poor countries.
       They can see they are making a difference.
   2. It helps to promote sport at home and contributes to a healthier lifestyle for our
   3. It‟s easy to organise – once a year, twice a year or as many times as you like.
   4. Your school or sports club can keep half the money raised – and your pupils can
       again see the results and improvements at your school.
   5. Children can participate for just one pound on sponsorship each – or more if they
   6. We give this commitment –. My administrative costs are covered by separate

For further information see
Drug Education/Smoke Free news

Smokefree legislation signage:

All smokefree legislation signage required by schools to meet July 1st smokefree England
requirements will be provided by the DH and available through the website at Please can you let your local Healthy Schools Program
Leads know this so that they can alert schools. The website also contains other useful
information on smokefree.

Guide Dogs for the Blind education pack

Guide Dogs for the Blind has developed an education pack consisting of 9+ lesson plans
which involve fun 'hands on' activities which can be adapted to suit different abilities and
needs. The subjects include eye care advice and audit, healthy eating for eyes, empathetic
exercises and information about access and the disability discrimination act. All of the
activities have cross curricular themes and are cross referenced to the National Curriculum
for Citizenship.

The packs are available at secondary, primary and nursery level. Once a school or
organisation has registered the pack is immediately accessible online and can be
downloaded. Registered schools also have the opportunity to have a Guide Dogs' speaker
visit and the support of a local Guide Dogs' staff member. If you would like further
information or to order a pack please go to: and search for lesson


Continued professional development opportunities

      PSHE Certificate – this is a certificate course for teachers wishing to improve their
       practice. The course starts in September and is certificated through Roehampton
       University. The training takes place in Hampshire and the lead for this is Muriel
       Rayer. Contact Muriel on

      Citizenship Certificate The DfES launched a Certificate in teaching Citizenship
       this year. Twelve Higher Education establishments across England are running
       courses. In Hampshire we are fortunate that the University of Winchester offered to
       run the cetificate course. It is offering another twenty five places on the course
       starting in January All sessions are based at the King Alfred Campus, University of
       Winchester. Participants will also be enrolled on the MA (Education): Professional
       Enquiry programme at the University, and be entitled to full access to the University
       IT and library facilities. Successful course participants will receive a DfES
       recognised Certificate to acknowledge that the Standards for Citizenship Teaching
       have been met. Participants will be required to complete two course assignments
       which are eligible for Masters credits, successful completion of these will gain
       Masters credits and a Postgraduate Certificate Advanced Education. As the course
       is fully funded by the DfES no fees are payable by the participant. To reserve a
       place on the 2007/8 course please contact Tony Simmons Email :              Tel.     01962 827327
      Getting to Grips with Managing PDL and Citizenship – this is a course for new
       managers or those who want to get up to date with latest national developments.
       This is a two day course and can be booked through the HTLC by contacting Liz
       Eastham on

The theme for this year‟s Child Safety Week is Safer children, healthier lives. Pass it on.
Child accident prevention isn't about wrapping children up in cotton wool or stopping them
from doing things. It's about giving children, parents and carers the knowledge and skills
they need to prevent serious injuries, and create environments where children can be
active. And everyone should help to pass these safety messages on!

The Child Safety Week ideas booklet is packed full of facts to get you thinking, safety tips
to pass on, activity ideas for all ages, useful resources and contacts, plus fun quizzes and
competitions – all designed to act as a launch-pad for your local Child Safety Week

And, as well as competitions for children and parents in the ideas booklet, there are extra
downloadable competitions on our website, with
more great prizes to be won.


Education Select Committee report on Citizenship
The education and skills select committee published their report on Citizenship
Education.The Government will publish its response to the report at the beginning of May.

School councils – training the trainers
As you may be aware, School Councils UK supports local authorities, charities and other
training providers to deliver training for schools in their area. By taking part in the Training
the Trainers course, the local capacity for supporting youth participation can be greatly
 Go to or call Jess on 020 7482 8916 for
more information

 Teachers to Shadow MPs
The Hansard Society‟s Citizenship Education Programme are currently working with the
Parliamentary Education Service (PES) on a MPs Mentoring pilot scheme to place 10
newly qualified Citizenship teachers with 10 MPs. The teachers will experience the work of
MPs and the machinery of government first hand during their week placement - 4 days in
Westminster 1 in constituency. The scheme will give them a much greater understanding
of how Westminster works which in turn will help them teach political literacy more
effectively and imaginatively. The Hansard Society and PES will be evaluating the scheme
to see if it is effective and sustainable in the longer term.

United World Colleges (UWC) Short Course – UK 2007

This summer 40 young people from all over Europe will participate in a
2-week programme of activities designed to inspire them to take positive
action at home to promote good community relations and environmental

There are 20 places for British students aged between 15 and 17. Successful
applicants will participate in a community service programme to learn about
sustainability and diversity. In addition to the intense educational
programme a good measure of outdoor pursuits, day trips, cultural evenings
and socialising will be included to ensure that lifelong friendships will be
formed through an unforgettable experience. Go to for more

Citizenship Competitions:

    1. Anti Vandalism Competition
Design a publicity campaign to discourage people from vandalising property – and win a
prize for your school. Details are available at:

                   Email for an electronic or hard copy of the pamphlet:

    2. I'm a Councillor, Get me out of here!'
This interactive online event gives your students the chance to talk to local councillors
online, learn about local democracy and vote. It takes place in October, for Local
Democracy Week, but resources like the lesson plans and quizzes are available on all year round.

We're listening to teachers, because we want to make our resources as useful as possible
for you, please help us by looking at the site (log in as username: Guest teacher,
password: Teacher1) and giving us any comments. The most useful comment gets a free
bottle of champagne!

    3. What does it mean to be British?
The Great Britons Learning Programme is looking for a citizenship teacher or Head of
Citizenship, to develop the teaching materials that run alongside the Morgan Stanley Great
Britons awards. The teaching materials, that explore the theme of Britishness, were
originally developed in 2006 and can be viewed at The
focus of the work will be in April & May although ongoing support will be required; the fee
will be £3,500 + VAT including travel expenses. Please email to request a job brief.

The full 2007 lesson plans and supporting material will be launched on this update and on
                in June.

Citizenship Resources
   1 Free on-line Slavery resources
The Citizenship Foundation has launched free on-line resources to tie in with the 200th
anniversary on 25 March 2007 of the Act of Parliament which abolished the transatlantic
slave trade in the former British Empire. „Ending Slavery: An unfinished business‟ is a free
resource developed by the Citizenship Foundation and the Church Mission Society full of
background information, lesson plans, photocopiable worksheets and teaching
methods. Aimed at years 9 and 10, the materials have been designed to deepen students‟
knowledge and understanding of the abolition of the slave trade and the campaign to end
slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries as well as raising awareness of modern day slavery
and the role of pressure groups in influencing Parliament and decision makers.

   2 Big Ben and All That!

If you don‟t know your standing committee from your select committee or just always
wanted to know what MPs “actually” do in the course of a week then the Big Ben and All
That! CD-Rom is for you.

Developed by the Hansard Society and the Association for Citizenship Teaching, this free
resource gives teachers the inside scoop on what goes on in Westminster through
interviews with MPs, Lords, and teachers as well as archived footage from Parliament. It‟s
perfect for bolstering knowledge of the UK Parliament so teachers can approach the
teaching of political literacy with real confidence.

To order your copy please contact:

   3 Free geographical maps of Europe

To celebrate Europe Day on 9 May and 50th anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of
Rome on 25 March, the European Commission‟s office in the UK is making available
90,000 maps of Europe free of charge to schools in the UK.

These wall maps are plasticized and approximately one square meter in size. They show
EU member states and candidate countries for membership, and give some basic
statistical data. They are multi-lingual with all names of countries, cities etc. given in their
national language(s).

The maps will be available from late spring 2007, though we will start collecting your
orders as from now for immediate despatch upon arrival.

Feel free to request as many maps as your school requires.


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