The British School of Lomé
‘You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.’
Dr. Seuss
Personal, Social and Health Education

PSHE education is a programme of learning though which young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.

As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Personal Social and Health Education promotes the moral, ethical, cultural, mental, spiritual and physical development of young people at the school and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities, risks and experiences of later life. The overarching aim for PSHE education is to provide students with the skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.

The Programme of Study

The programme of study is based on three 'core themes'.
Health and Wellbeing
  • Monitoring health
  • The benefits of physical exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Dieting, eating disorders and obesity
  • Human reproduction, sexual relationships and sexual health
  • Contraception and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Alcohol, Smoking, drugs, and substance abuse
  • Mental and emotional health
  • Forming positive relationships, the importance of friendship and the characteristics of positive relationships
  • Team building, cooperation and communication skills
  • Bullying prevention
  • Managing change in personal relationships
Living in the Wider World
  • Setting personal targets
  • Organisation, study, research and presentation skills
  • Coping with examinations and revision skills
  • Planning for the future: Career choices and guidance
  • University applications and university life
  • Human rights and freedoms
  • Service in the community