Body Image in the Primary School: A Self-Esteem Approach to Building Body Confidence

2nd Edition

Nicky Hutchinson, Chris Calland

November 14, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 200 Pages - 102 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367188429 - CAT# K416988

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  • 80% of primary aged children have been on a diet.
  • 75% of 10- to 11-year-olds would like to change their appearance.
  • Children as young as 6 are worrying about their shape and size.

Body image is an important aspect of children’s self-esteem and confidence. Unfortunately, many young children are suffering from anxieties about their appearance, which has a harmful effect on their overall mental health and wellbeing.

This updated second edition of the award-winning Body Image in the Primary School recognises these anxieties as a concern for younger children that needs to be addressed at an early age, and examines some of the pressures that young people face. Presenting a clear, easy-to-use scheme of work to support emotional literacy and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), throughout the primary school and into the first years of secondary school, this new edition offers:

  • More than 60 evidence-based, lively, varied and detailed lesson plans for children aged 5–13
  • Additional lessons on gender and social media
  • A detailed index to help teachers access the lessons more quickly and easily
  • An overview of research on the links between body image, academic achievement and emotional wellbeing

The evidence-based lessons in Body Image in the Primary School have been awarded the quality kitemark by the PSHE Association and highlighted by Ofsted as an example of excellent practice. This book will be of significant interest to all teachers, teaching assistants and practitioners working with primary aged children.


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