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New curriculum to improve soft skills in schools boosts children’s health and behavior

July 18, 2019


A trial of a new curriculum to improve soft skills in secondary school children has shown that it can boost their physical health and behavior, as well as changing their career aspirations.

The Healthy Minds curriculum, includes elements on building resilience, navigating social media, looking after mental health, developing healthy relationships and understanding the responsibilities of being a parent. It was trialed with 3,500 children aged 11-12 in 34 English secondary schools over a four year period.

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