Education on puberty for 10-14yrs old: Busy Bodies Programme 

The Busy Bodies Adolescent Development Programme is an educational resource designed to provide information on puberty to children aged between 10 and 14 years old. It consists of a booklet and accompanying video material that aim to help children understand the physical and emotional changes that occur during puberty. The programme provides accurate and age-appropriate information about puberty, reproductive basics, and self-care during adolescence.

The booklet can be used by parents, caregivers, and teachers to support discussions and provide information to children during the puberty journey. It offers supportive and useful content that addresses common questions and concerns that young people may have. The accompanying video material complements the booklet and provides visual reinforcement of the topics covered.

For social workers, the Busy Bodies Programme can be a valuable tool in their work with young people. It can serve as an educational resource to enhance their knowledge and understanding of puberty, enabling them to provide accurate information and support to the children they work with. The programme can also be used in group settings or workshops to facilitate discussions and promote healthy development during this important stage of life.

Free Downloads:

Busy Bodies Booklet – English

Busy Bodies Booklet – Irish

Busy Bodies User guide for teachers – English

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

How boys’ bodies grow and develop during puberty

How girls’ bodies grow and develop, including menstruation

How babies are made

Enjoying growing up