Islington Healthy Choices and Body Image KS3 scheme of work

Islington Healthy Choices and Body Image KS3 scheme of work

A series of four lessons and accompanying notes, activity sheets and images for use with pupils in key stage 3

Islington Healthy Choices and Body Image KS3 scheme of work was developed by the Islington Healthy Schools team following consultation with school pupils and staff and includes:

  • background information and notes for teachers
  • four 1 hour in-depth lessons plans -resources needed to teach the lessons
  • a series of diverse images of young people to use to stimulate discussion in lesson one

Lesson one focuses on body image and the media and encourages pupils to think critically about the pictures that they see each day. Lessons two explores the wide range of conflicting messages we receive about healthy choices and considers how to navigate them. Lesson three examines different pressures to behave unhealthily and how to resist them. Lesson four aims to boost self-esteem and encourages pupils to make simple changes to their lifestyle to improve their health.

There is an optional activity where pupils are asked to record diaries of their own food intake and physical activity. The resource stands alone without this activity and there are also several fictional examples of food diaries included in the resource which could be used instead. Therefore we would recommend that pupils are not given the diary activity to complete, which could lead to stress in some vulnerable pupils and where there are specific concerns about individuals, the diary activity may usefully be completed with one-to-one support, e.g. from the school nurse.

The resource is provided free to Islington schools and is available to purchase elsewhere as a PDF or on an interactive CD.

Please contact healthandwellbeing@islington.gov.uk to order a copy.

Date uploaded: 25 Jul 2016


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