Health & Wellbeing - Ardfern School

Learners develop their understanding of a healthy diet, which is one composed of a variety and balance foods and drinks. They acquire knowledge and skills to make healthy food choices and help to establish lifelong healthy eating habits.

They develop an appreciation that eating can be an enjoyable activity and understand the role of food within social and cultural contexts.

Learners develop knowledge and understanding of safe and hygienic practices and their importance to health & wellbeing and apply these in practical activities and everyday routines including good oral health. They develop awareness that food practices and choices depend on many factors including availability, sustainability, season, cost, religious beliefs, peer pressure, advertising and the media. Qualifications at National 3 and 4 available in Hospitality Ð Practical Cookery.

Physical Education and Outdoor Education

Ardfern is committed to providing a balanced programme of activities to develop the child in a holistic way. In the early years we focus on the four main areas as prescribed in the Curriculum for Excellence framework.

The activities covered are; Football, Basketball, Badminton, Trampolining, Swimming, Gymnastics, Indoor games, and Outdoor games

During Third and Fourth year pupils will engage in National levels 3, 4 and 5. This allows all pupils two attain and achieve at their own level.



The qualifications offer imaginative ways of accrediting young people’s activities. They promote and allow centres to record a wide range of personal qualities, abilities and achievements of young people, as well as introducing them to new activities and challenges. The modules incorporate knowledge and skills from a variety of subjects across the curriculum.

Work Experience

The qualification at both National 3 and 4, encourages young people to source and apply for a work experience placement. Support materials provided by Work-it, enable students to record their work electronically and work towards their transition from Ardfern. Work experience gives young people the opportunity to gain skills that are transferable to college or the workplace.All young people are given the chance to experience a work placement in their final year of school.