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Busy Bodies

Busy BodiesBusy Bodies Adolescent Development Programme provides information on the physical and emotional changes that children may experience during puberty, to reassure them that puberty is a normal part of growing up.  Busy Bodies is a useful resource to help support both teachers and parents in providing information on puberty to children aged between 10 and 14.

Busy Bodies was developed to support the teaching of the 5th and 6th class component of Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) within the context of Social Personal and Health Education. It was produced by the Health Service Executive South working in partnership with the RSE Support Service, the National Parents Council (Primary) and the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme.

The programme includes an animated child friendly DVD, booklets in English and Irish and a user guide for teachers.

Busy Bodies Booklet - English

Busy Bodies Booklet - Irish

Busy Bodies User guide for teachers - English

All resources can be ordered here

How do I order the DVD and Booklets?

Parents: Unfortunately the DVD is currently unavailable.  To order a free copy of the booklet click here

Teachers: Unfortunately the DVD is currently unavailable.  To order free student copies of the booklet you need to register as a professional on, log in and you can order here

Watch the DVD

Click on the links below to view the individual chapters of the DVD. You can also download the relevant section of the booklet.

What happens during puberty

Download section from booklet

How boys’ bodies grow and develop during puberty

Download section from booklet

How girls’ bodies grow and develop, including menstruation

Download section from booklet

How babies are made

Download section from booklet

Enjoying growing up

Download section from booklet

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