You are what you eat

15th December 2006 at 00:00
A primary school in Bishopbriggs has been chosen as the only Scottish school to pilot a Passport Sante, or health diary, initiative linking health and citizenship education in Scotland, France and England.

From January, P7 pupils in Woodhill Primary - which has international school status and recently achieved the highest grade of health promotion accreditation - will keep a diary of what they eat and email it every week (with the assistance of a French-speaking teacher) to schools in Nancy and Coventry.

The project has emerged from the FrancoAngloScottish citizenship expert group, chaired by Jeff McGuire from the Scottish Executive education department.

Mary Larkin, who represents the local authorities on the group, said interesting differences emerged in approaches to health and citizenship at the first meeting.

"England is still teaching citizenship, while we have broken away from that in a big way and are into permeation. In France, their big headline was health -they believe that if you get that right, then it produces good citizens."

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today