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Good Health & Well-being

Goal 03

Introduction to Goal 3 - Good Health & Well-being

Use this guide to introduce Global Goal 3, Good Health & Well-being to your students.

What is Global Goal 3?

Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015. You can find out more about the Goals in our introductory guide.

SDG 3 is a broad and ambitious Goal. It aims to achieve access to healthcare for everyone, everywhere. It aims to help people live more healthy lifestyles - for example eating more healthily and exercising regularly - and make the world we live in safer - for example by reducing air pollution and controlling disease outbreaks. It prioritises both physical and mental health.


Below are some ideas to help bring Goal 3 to life for your students. They work as standalone activities or in sequence as a full lesson plan.

Activity 1: Well-being in the pandemic

In this activity students will discuss health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Length - 10 mins

Show your students the following clip about health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic taken from 'World's Largest Lesson Live!' and then hold a class discussion.

Ask students to reflect on what they’ve just watched:

  • How does the conversation relate to your own life?
  • What was most interesting?
  • How did it make you feel?

Invite students to feedback and discuss on their own experiences of the pandemic.

Activity 2: Understanding Goal 3

In this activity students will explore and discuss why health and well-being is important and what is needed to achieve Goal 3.

Length - 10 mins

Activity 3: Personal health and well-being goals

In this activity students will make a personal health and well-being plan.

Length - 15 min

This activity provides a good introduction to the micro:bit prototyping activities Calming LEDs and Send a smile.

World's Largest Lesson

The activities are created by World's Largest Lesson