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In pictures

Setting up the wellbeing snail game

Setting up the game - counters in the middle, cards laid face down and you're ready to start!

Playing the wellbeing snail game

A game in progress with Children's Minister, Aileen Campbell

Certificates being awarded in the wellbeing snail game

After the game is over, certificates are awarded for each of the eight indicators of wellbeing

Wellbeing snail game

Learning through play

Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, and children from Preston Street Primary in Edinburgh were the first to see the new game in which players progress around a colourful board shaped like a snail’s shell (pictured, right).

Aileen Campbell said:

“This game encourages children to think about the kind of decisions they make every day, helping them choose positive examples of healthy and responsible behaviour.”

Each of the coloured tiles on the board represents the different principles that are at the heart of the GIRFEC approach with the aim of making every child feel:

  • Safe
  • Healthy
  • Achieving
  • Nurtured
  • Active
  • Respected
  • Responsible
  • Included

The game is the brainchild of the City of Edinburgh Council’s Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) team and was developed in partnership with the Scottish Government.

How the ‘Wellbeing snail game’ is working for P7 children

Children playing the wellbeing gameP7 children in Cleeves Primary School, Glasgow used the ‘Wellbeing snail game’ to help illustrate their ‘Health and Wellbeing’ topic at the start of the school year. When researching the topic, class teacher, Glenda Kirwan, was thrilled to find the game here on our website and had it made up to play with her class.

Download your own wellbeing game

Wellbeing snail game boardPrint your own snail game

Why not download the game and play at home with your family, or, for teachers, with your class?

Colour in your own wellbeing snailColour in your own wellbeing snail

Print out the snail from the board game to colour in!