Children’s well-being at school seriously affects their attitude to learning and their confidence in their own abilities to learn and to achieve later in life. This seminar raised the question of how can we encourage learning environments to be more conducive to the well-being of children and young people and to help them realise their full physical, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual potential. Research shows that effective learning is directly related to students’ physical and emotional health and safety and to their sense of being loved, valued, and included in the families and societies into which they are born.
Gordon, J., Kerlan, A. (2008). ‘Education and Children’s Well-Being. The role of Sports, Culture, Health and Citizenship’, NESSE Seminar 12.