PSHE is an elemental part of the British curriculum and isn't available at German schools. PSHE stands for "Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education" and covers topics such as healthy eating, dealing with exam anxieties, Social Media, body imaging, bullying, negotiation techniques or substance misuse. One of our schools described the puspose of PSHE as "helping young people make the right decisions." This sums up it up perfectly.
In order to make PSHE more available to pupils who are not (yet) taught at British schools we launched our own online PSHE webinar series recently. Every 2-3 weeks we are inviting guests from our British partner schools to focus on a particular topic of PSHE. The webinars are free and are conducted in English. The webinars always start at 18:00 (CET) and are about 45 minutes long.
Register now for future PSHE webinars:
Tuesday, 19 March 2024: "Eating Disorders"
Speaker: Dr Sheena McNamee, External Relations Director and Head of Psychology, Pocklington School
Click here to register
Previous webinars that have already taken place:
Future topics will include:
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A few words about the PSHE Education concept:
Personal Development: PSHE supports pupils' personal development by helping them to understand and develop their own values, beliefs and identities. This includes promoting self-confidence, self-esteem and the development of life skills.
Social development: PSHE promotes social development by encouraging the establishment and maintenance of effective interpersonal relationships. This includes the development of empathy, communication skills and respect for diversity.
Health education: The health aspect of PSHE focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles, developing awareness of physical and mental health, managing stress and emotions, and teaching about sexuality and substance abuse.
Economic Education: PSHE teaches basic economic concepts, financial skills and promotes an understanding of economic relationships. This is designed to help pupils make good decisions about their personal financial future.