Food is an important and essential part of our everyday lives. A good diet is essential for good health and research shows that many people fall short of national dietary recommendations. A poorly balanced diet can contribute to the risk of developing a number of diseases and conditions including tooth decay, obesity, certain cancers, diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke. Having an understanding of dietary needs and knowledge of consumer choice and rights will encourage individuals to develop positive attitudes and values towards factors which can impact on their own and others' health and food choices.
Practical food activities feature across the food and health experiences and outcomes so that children and young people will enjoy a variety of opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills to plan and safely prepare dishes for a healthy balanced diet to meet their own needs and the needs of others. In this way they will gain an appreciation that preparing and eating food can be a pleasant, enjoyable and social experience.
Physical Education will provide you with a platform from which you can build physical competences, improve aspects of fitness, and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes. It will enable you to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activity, sport and outdoor learning, and will enhance your physical wellbeing in preparation for leading a fulfilling, active and healthy lifestyle.
In our school we pride ourselves on the fact that there is significant opportunity for personalisation and choice in PE, allowing pupils to follow either a sports or aesthetic pathway.
An example of a Sports Course would be: basketball, badminton, volleyball, football, swimming, handball, athletics.
An example of an Aesthetic Course would be: dance, gymnastics, trampolining, fitness, badminton, basketball.
Personal & Social Education (PSE)
PSE aims to equip each young person with necessary life skills. This includes helping them to develop skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work. PSE allows our pupils to consider their role in society and endeavours to ensure they become effective contributors.
Mr D McMillan
Principal Teacher Curriculum (PTC - Home Economics)
Mrs R McLeary
Principal Teacher Curriculum (PTC- Physical Education)