Body Image in the Primary School by Nicky Hutchinson and Chris Calland

Body Image in the Primary School by Nicky Hutchinson and Chris Calland

A book for schools to use in the primary setting with practical, easy to follow lessons plans to promote pupils’ body confidence and self-esteem.

Teachers can use the 57 lessons included in the pack for one-off sessions, group a few together as a topic, or teach all of them as part of a comprehensive PSHE curriculum.

Body Image in the Primary School uses a focus on self-esteem to promote a positive body image. There is a strong emphasis on appreciating and celebrating everyone’s unique qualities, talents and abilities. The curriculum is designed to enable pupils to feel proud and confident about who they are and to value their own and each other’s individuality. It also provides children with opportunities to critically examine media messages and become more resilient to the pressure to conform to a narrow ideal of physical attractiveness.

The lessons are lively, varied and interactive and include board games, drama, and art activities, with lots of opportunity for group work and discussion. The book also provides a review of the latest research about children’s body image, guidance for dealing with the topic sensitively in the classroom, and advice on how to include parents and carers.

The book is widely available via online and offline book retailers at the RRP of £22.99 and is published by Routledge.

Date uploaded: 09 Mar 2016


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