Health and Wellbeing including Personal and Social Development

Pupils learn about:- mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing; planning for choices and changes; physical education, physical activity and sport; food and health; substance misuse; relationships, sexual health and parenthood

 

Personal and Social Development is an ongoing and ever present focus in Dalintober PS and staff encourage pupils to develop associated skills in all areas of the curriculum and in most aspects of school life. The school has developed its own PSD programme which is based on a number of resources including ‘Skills for the Primary School Child’ and ‘Circle Time.’

 

In PE, a well-balanced range of activities is provided for pupils and they undertake at least two hours of physical activity every week. The programme covers work in games, gymnastics and dance and, from P4 upwards, expert swimming tuition is delivered to pupils by instructors from the local swimming pool. The Active Schools Co-ordinator, Active Schools Development Officers and Young Leaders also regularly visit the school to deliver blocks of activities. Recent examples are rugby, shinty and mini-sports. The school is able to use the town’s All Weather Pitch during school hours and for extra-curricular activities.