Siobhan McIlroy

History with Modern Studies

Coltness High

  • Digital Learning: Health & Wellbeing

What is the impact on pupil wellbeing from incorporating daily walks into remote learning?

Rationale

Health and Wellbeing is a main focus on closing the attainment challenge that was introduced by the First Minister in 2015 which was underpinned by the National Improvement framework (Scottish Government, 2020). The Scottish Universities Insight Institute provided key information aimed to clarify the understanding of health and wellbeing in 2019. A factor recommended to combat the attainment gap in Scotland by The Scottish Universities Insight Institute was to continue to build on working in partnership with pupils and families within school. Recent studies have shown that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on pupil’s health and wellbeing, as health and Wellbeing is one of the main focuses of the Scottish Government to close the attainment gap as part of ‘The Scottish Attainment Challenge’. With pupils experiencing 3 months of home learning from January 2021- March 2021, it is a key focus to ensure pupils health and wellbeing is at the forefront of their learning in order to create a positive mind-set that enables pupils to learn more effectively whilst participating in home learning.

Aims

Our aim was to compare the health and wellbeing of pupils prior to participating in the daily walks challenge to the health and wellbeing of pupils post participating in the daily walks challenge.

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