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St Patrick's Primary School, Armagh


Personal Development and Mutual Understanding (PD&MU) focuses on encouraging each child to become personally, emotionally and socially effective, to lead healthy, safe and fulfilled lives and to become confident, independent and responsible citizens, making informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives.

Health Education is taught as a cross curricular subject running throughout all subjects. Many topics and projects provide children with opportunities to develop positive attitudes to keeping healthy through physical activities, diet and personal hygiene and lifestyle.

We have a Healthy Living Policy whereby children are asked to choose fruit to eat and to drink either water or milk at break time. Children can bring their healthy snack from home, or The School Council sell fruit and water on a daily basis during break for P.3-P.7 children.

Heartstart is taught to our Primary 7 children. This is aimed at providing children with basic lifesaving skills for CPR and other basic emergency first aid skills.

The NSPCC visit our school during Anti- Bullying Week to deliver some very important key messages.

Primary 5 children take part in the Roots of Empathy Programme.

The Northern Ireland Fire Service visits the school annually.

Each year Primary 7 pupils participate in the “Bee Safe” Activity Day which is run jointly by the Health Promotion Agency and Social Services Trust, and involves all the emergency services.

The “Love for Life Programme” is delivered to Primary 7 children in order to address the whole area of puberty.