The following short films are designed to show how teaching Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) in schools and colleges can support children and young people’s personal development. They illustrate how knowledge, skills and attitudes explored during this learning can potentially have a positive impact on children and young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing.
The films involve pupils from a primary and secondary school in Cambridgeshire where the ethos and culture supports and promotes children’s and young people health and wellbeing. In these schools, teaching and learning in PSHE are prioritised, and as well as being taught explicitly via designated periods of time, form an integral part of the schools’ practice.
The lessons represent a snapshot of activities that would form part of a longer term personal development programme. They showcase examples of PSHE teaching and learning methodologies that could be delivered during a PSHE lesson or tutor time and are designed to serve as an illustrative guide rather than examples of standalone lessons. We would advise reading the accompanying guidance for each film before teaching lessons based on the content of the film.
The lessons will also support the requirements for the forthcoming statutory status for Relationships Education, and possible statutory status for PSHE.
We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to answer the 4 questions via this link once you have accessed the films:
Healthy Relationships - Accompanying Notes (Secondary School)
Body Image - Accompanying Notes (Secondary School)
Anti-bullying - Accompanying Notes (Secondary School)
Conflict Resolution - Accompanying Notes (Primary School)
My Emotions - Accompanying Notes (Primary School)
Acknowledgements: We would like to thank the two Cambridgeshire schools for hosting this project, and the pupils for their participation. We would also like to thank Edd Mitchell from Burwell House in Cambridgeshire for creating the films.
The Cambridgeshire PSHE Service provides support, guidance and training on the themed areas and approaches explored in these films. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about teaching materials and resources designed to support schools in delivering these aspects of the PSHE curriculum.
The BBC has a range of short videos about young people and the things they worry about including bullying,anxiety and OCD. They are suitable for Key stage 2 and 3 and can be found HERE