Educate your school about dental hygiene with new resources
18 October 2018
New resources to support healthy dental habits in your pupils.
Tooth decay is preventable but remains the most common reason for children aged 5-9 years old being admitted to hospital.* That’s why we’ve created our first set of teaching resources on dental care for KS1 and KS2.
Teach your pupils the benefits of keeping their teeth healthy using our new presentations of Tilly the Tooth, a mighty molar who becomes unwell from having too many sweets and sugary drinks. Pupils can also see the effects of tooth decay with our simple science experiment.
Our new dental lesson plans are the first in a series of Change4Life school resources that we’ll be releasing this academic year to help your pupils and their families learn about healthier eating habits. Keep an eye out for new resources launching in January.
Look out for our new wallcharts
Our new calendar wallcharts for Reception and Year 6 classrooms are arriving in schools over the coming weeks. The Our Healthy Year calendars feature weekly challenges to help get your pupils eating well and moving more. Visit the School Zone website to access a digital interactive version of the calendar and order more printed versions for your class.
Healthy Schools for Cumbria and Lancashire Conference
Are you interested in learning more about the links between health, wellbeing and attainment in schools? Public Health England is hosting a Healthy Schools for Cumbria and Lancashire Conference on Friday 23 November 2018 in Preston.
"I find the information related to sugar and weight a tricky one to approach with young children. But the story of Tilly the tooth gives an important message that children will understand easily. I think it’s a good idea to focus on how sugar affects the teeth because this is something children can have control over, such as remembering to brush twice a day.”
Class teacher, Coleshill, Birmingham
*Our Healthy Year wallcharts will be sent to all state Primary schools who are part of the School Fruit and Vegetable scheme. If you haven’t received your wallcharts by the end of October, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your school name and postcode.