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Perfect bodies don't exist, but healthy ones do!

Developed for high schools by the McGrath Foundation, the Curve Lurve program includes FREE teaching and learning resources focusing on breast and body awareness.

It's been designed for students aged 13-18 and is suitable for both single sex and co-educational schools.

The content is linked to each state or territory's PDHPE/HPE curriculum and covers a range of age appropriate subjects including breast development, breast health, puberty, adopting a healthy lifestyle, body image and health priorities in Australia.

For ease of use, the Curve Lurve resource has been broken down into four modules.  See summaries below to determine which lessons might be of interest for your PDHPE/HPE classes.

You may also like to incorporate Curve Lurve into your pastoral care sessions, values education or host as a separate session during assembly or lunchtime. Click here for more information on other McGrath Foundation activities that you might like to incorporate into a Curve Lurve session at your school. 

Years 7-8

Module 1: Breasts and Puberty

Covers: Breast development and puberty

Support materials available:

  • DVD on breast development
  • Quick quiz - breast development
  • Quick quiz - Puberty true and false
  • Teaching and learning resources
  • Worksheet - Label parts of the breast
  • Powerpoint - (Breasts & puberty)
  • Poster - Breasts Ins & Outs

 Module 2: Feeling comfortable with your curves

Covers: Body image, airbrushing, healthy bodies, choosing the right brand includes eight class room activities

Support materials available:

  • PowerPoint (Feeling good about your body)
  • Handout (URL list)
  • Poster (What's normal)

Years 9-10

Module 3: What's healthy and what's not

Covers: breast awareness, breast cancer incidence, risk factors and seven class room activities

Support materials available:

  • Powerpoint (Breast awareness)
  • Worksheet (Research task on breast cancer statistics)
  • Team game (Risk factor or not? Q&A sheets)
  • DVD (Ellyse Perry talks breast awareness)
  • Mythbusters (Fact v Fiction cards)
  • Quick Quiz 1(Breast cancer assessment)

Years 11-12

Module 4: Health Promotion

Covers: Social justice, Ottawa Charter, McGrath Foundation case study and four class room activities

Support materials available:

  • Powerpoint (The Nature of the Problem)
  •  Worksheet (Analysing the McGrath Foundation)

Other Downloads:

  • Curriculum links
  • Parent letters

To find out how you can implement this at your school contact Tanya at Tanya@mcgrathfoundation.com.au

 

Years 7-8

Years 9-10

Years 11-12

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