4. Improve the health of your school

By Martin Crabbe | February 27 2019

4. Improve the health of your school

Blog Category: Campaign updateBlog Tags: Children & Young People, Education and Education

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    Climate Action 4 (#Love London. Love the World.)

    Target audience: Key Stage 3 Science (Biology) students

    1. Healthy London Living

    The health of Londoners depends on the fight against disease in a bustling and highly populated city, as well choices they make themselves in relation to diet, exercise, drugs and alcohol. Drawing on a number of leading London medical and science centres, sporting events and venues, from the London School of Health & Tropical Medicine to the Virgin Money London Marathon, this unit introduces the key stage 3 science topics of nutrition and digestion, health and the skeletal and muscular systems. Each lesson offers students the chance to develop the skills required to work scientifically and to develop their awareness of socio-scientific issues. Following a visit to a museum, science centre or other venue to extend their learning, students will apply their understanding to their local area of London and the health of their school’s student population and devise an intervention to improve this.

    With special mention to the Museum of London, the Wellcome Trust and U.C.L.

    Click here for the resource on Healthy London Living

     2.  Improve the health of your school

    • Watch the video
    • Take action to make your school healthier. (Tip: Use the advice from the video and your Healthy School proposal from section 1 to help you plan).

    Good Luck!


    3. Background to this resource

    This project aims to:

    1. Connect London’s schools to great resources based on their city and
    2. To suggest ways to introduce a global perspective to their work.

    Each blog will be based on two major curriculum resources available freely to teachers:

    1. The London Curriculum– developed by experts in their field working in partnership with the Mayor of London and his Education and Youth team.
    2. The World’s Largest Lesson– produced by Project Everyone in partnership with Unicef to help schools address three major challenges:
    • End extreme poverty
    • Fight inequality and injustice
    • Tackle climate change

    Each blog will aim to provide ways for teachers to reflect on these big issues through their own contexts, subject areas and from a London perspective.

    Thanks to the teams at City Hall and Project Everyone for providing these great resources. Some of my blog has been adapted from their websites.

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