Parents and Carers : Parents, Carers and Making Sense of Health : What your children can learn by Making Sense of Health
The Making Sense of Health project is a new addition to science at school, committed to getting children excited about actively engaging so that they’re able to make informed choices about their health in school, and for the rest of their lives.
Parents of children taking part in the Making Sense of Health project need to be as well informed as possible. And you’ll wish you were back at school doing the project when the children tell you about the activities involved!
For the project to succeed, the children need your support.
How does it fit with the science they do?
Making Sense of Health is a new range of materials and activities developed by the government, which goes hand in hand with the science curriculum.
It gives children insights into a wide range of scientific issues that are related to health, such as why some food is good for us and why exercise is important. These central and important messages about health are not just for school but also for life.
What’s different about Making Sense of Health?
What’s great is that Making Sense of Health is built around films and fun activities and it puts what children learn in science lessons to good use. It’s a powerful way for them to develop an understanding of how to lead healthy lives, and to gain a greater sense of the relevance of science to our everyday lives.
Making Sense of Health is for all children aged 5 to 16.