Children will have the opportunity to take part in the Bikeablity programme. Bikeablity is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! The programme teaches children how to gain practical skills and understand how to cycle on today’s roads.
Looking after your teeth
Health professionals are invited to school to teach children how to look after their teeth properly – and what happens if they don’t!
Better living team
Do you know how many spoonfuls of sugar are in a can of fizzy drink? Children will learn all about hidden sugar in foods and the dangers of a diet high in sugar. Children also take part in a series of fun activities and an assembly to increase their awareness of healthy living.
We have an annual Internet safety awareness programme for the whole school.
Health professionals come into school to deliver a programme of sex education and sexual health.
Drug and alcohol awareness
Children in upper Key Stage 2 learn about the effects of drug and alcohol directly from a former abuser. This programme is delivered professionally in an age appropriate manner.
A local fire officer comes into school annually to discuss fire safety issues. If we’re lucky we do get an invite to our local fire station.
Y2 and Y4 undergo a half day of training by the Calderdale Road Safety team. They learn how and where is the safest place to cross a road and go out on to the street to practise their learnt skills.
Children take part in an annual update of how to keep themselves safe around water; this is all linked to their swimming lessons.
NSPCC PANTS Programme
The NSPCC come into school to deliver their PANTS programme.
The Underwear Rule from the NSPCC is a simple way to help parents and schools keep their children safe from abuse by teaching them that:
• their body belongs to them
• they have a right to say no, and
• they should always tell an adult if they’re upset or worried.
Designed for Year-6 pupils about to move up to secondary school, Junior SAFEMARK workshops provide 11 year-olds with the skills and confidence to use public transport. At this stage in their life many young people experience public transport for the first time as they travel to their new school, or become more independent in their free time. Junior SAFEMARK teaches them how to read timetables, plan journeys and how to behave safely when travelling.