Drama is a healthy way to introduce sensitive Health and PE topics with years 7-11 students

Drama is a great way to introduce Health and Physical Education topics with students in your classes? Let the characters discuss personal situation, sensitive issues, see how they react and then invite student discussion.

Each module is a complete lesson plan, and includes short play, discussion and activities. Guide your students as they act out the script, answer questions and activities.

HPE1: Exercise Goals - Setting And Achieving Them

HPE2: Smelly Feet! Why And What Can We Do?
HPE3: Barbecue Food Preparation
HPE4: Safety In The Sun
HPE5: Describing Nutritional Needs During Puberty
HPE6: There's A Fly In My Food
HPE7: Personal Identity And Self Worth
HPE8: Participating In Team Sport
HPE9: Preparing To Go Tramping Safely In The Bush
HPE10: Developing Communication Skills
HPE11: Positive Options To Regain Friendship
HPE12: Playing Fair
HPE13: Communication Skills For Successful Relationships
HPE14: Enhancing Relationships
HPE15: Peer Group Pressure On Smoking
HPE16: Media Influences That Impact On Food Choice
HPE17: Interpersonal Skills 
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The following lists role play module number, subject and potential curriculum strand reference.
HPE1: Exercise Goals
- Setting And Achieving Them (Personal Health And Physical Development / Health of Individuals and Populations / Physical Activity and the Community) This roleplay module covers the relationship between regular physical activity and general wellbeing. Some of the students help another reluctant student to plan an exercise regime.

HPE2: Smelly Feet! Why And What Can We Do? (Personal Health And Physical Development / Health of Individuals and Populations / Physical Activity and the Community) Ever wondered how to tackle sensitive topics such as smelly feet? After much discussion in this role play module, students decide how to positively deal with a fellow student's smelly feet.

HPE3: Barbecue Food Preparation (Personal Health And Physical Development / Health of Individuals and Populations / Physical Activity and the Community / Safety) In this role play module, food preparation for a barbecue is the focal point of discussion in relation to safety and risk management. One character's foresight prevents problems for others.
 
HPE4: Safety In The Sun (Personal Health And Physical Development / Health of Individuals and Populations / Physical Activity and the Community / Safety) Besides the obvious message of taking care in the sun, this role play module covers strategies to help make safe choices and how to be assertive when you need to be. 
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HPE5: Describing Nutritional Needs During Puberty, And Making Positive Changes To Them (Personal Health And Physical Development / Health of Individuals and Populations / Physical Activity and the Community) This role play module acts as an easy starting point for discussion about modern nutritional needs. The follow-on activities ask students to record their eating habits for a week as well as prepare, in groups, a realistic daily menu for teenagers. 

HPE6: There's A Fly In My Food (Personal Health And Physical Development / Health of Individuals and Populations / Physical Activity and the Community) This role play module looks at safe food preparation and practices and what could happen if such principles have not been followed.

HPE7: Personal Identity And Self Worth (Personal Health And Physical Development / Health of Individuals and Populations / Physical Activity and the Community) Feelings and how to express them appropriately are explored in this role play module . By talking about it, a group of friends helps one of the members overcome their negative feelings.
 
HPE8: Participating In Team Sport (Movement Concepts And Motor Skills / Human Movement) This role play module explores attitudes to team participation and how participating in a team sport with the right attitude can be fun. In the follow-on activities, students are encouraged to motivate themselves into trying adventures or challenges they might not otherwise have thought of trying.
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HPE9: Preparing To Go Tramping Safely In The Bush (Movement Concepts And Motor Skills / Human Movement) By preparing for a tramp, students soon discover the skills and attitudes required if the exercise is to be concluded safely. Follow-on activities reinforce the importance of safety in the outdoors.

HPE10: Developing Communication Skills To Interact With Other People (Relationships With Other People / Human Relations) This role play module covers assertive communication skills and how to use them to resolve conflict. Teacher activity suggestions to compile an assertiveness database of positive behaviours and statements add to the usefulness of this role play.

HPE11: Positive Options To Regain Friendship (Relationships With Other People / Human Relations) A misunderstanding leads to the need to rebuild friendships. This role play module explores ways of regaining friendships in a positive manner.

HPE12: Playing Fair (Relationships With Other People / Human Relations) The principle of fair play is discussed at length throughout this role play module. Winning at all costs is not the favoured answer. The play leads on to some useful discussion about what participation should really be about.
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HPE13: Communication Skills For Successful Relationships (Relationships With Other People / Human Relations) This role play module covers how to positively assert yourself in order to gain the best outcome, particularly in a difficult situation. The discussion looks at a range of ways to react, but in the end the students decide on the most positive way.    

HPE14: Enhancing Relationships: Friendships Across The Lifespan (Relationships With Other People / Human Relations) The types of friendships people have and the nature of them changes from time to time. Just how and why is discussed at length in this role play module.
 
HPE15: Peer Group Pressure On Smoking (Healthy Communities And Environments / Health of Individuals and Populations) Smoking and how to react to peer pressure is the central focus of the dialogue in this role play module. The discussion leads to positive suggestions on how to overcome peer pressure. Follow-on activities look at media influences and their impact on people's health.

HPE16: Media Influences That Impact On Food Choice (Healthy Communities And Environments / Health of Individuals and Populations) The impact media has on food choice is explored in this role play module. Students are encouraged, in follow-up activities, to research just what impact the media has.
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HPE17: Interpersonal Skills (Relationships With Other People / Human Relations) Students perform different characters in three different situations who have to use a range of interpersonal skills to achieve a result. The three situations include trying to get service in a store, having an argument with a friend and standing firm on a personal decision.

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