Feel Well, Learn Better - ABMA program in France
The 'Feel Well, Learn Better (Aller bien pour mieux comprendre - ABMA)' measure builds on the consideration given to pupils' overall health to improve the school environment and school achievement, thus reducing health inequalities. It promotes harmonious interactions and well-being among pupils and staff. This is a pilot programme that will run for 3 years until 2016, under the Lyon Education Authority, in partnership with the National Institute for Prevention and Health Education.
The ‘Feel Well, Learn Better (ABMA)’ measure encompasses everything that promotes harmonious interactions and well-being among pupils and staff. It also aims at increasing the consistency between existing health and citizenship education actions.
As part of the national framework agreement between the National Institute for Prevention and Health Education (INPES) and the Directorate for School Education, the Lyon education authority, in partnership with INPES, began a three-year pilot of the ABMA programme in 2013. This pilot comes within the framework of the education authority's Health and Citizenship Education Committee (CESC), and is being conducted in primary and secondary schools.