Why is PE so important
Why is PE and Sport so important for Children?
- PE forms part of the national curriculum and is compulsory for all children between the ages of 4-16 years of age. Children must not be excluded from PE unless advice by a medical professional to do so.
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- Children learn to understand the importance of exercising for a lifetime.
- Regular physical activity is best antidote to eliminate obesity and maintain an acceptable body weight. It also provides a positive alternative to watching television, playing on tablets, ipads or mobile phones.
- Children learn the fundamental motor skills that enable them to develop the competence that creates confidence and leads to safe and successful participation in a wide range of sports.
- Children are encouraged to improve their fitness levels during PE including muscular and cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.
- PE promotes opportunities for children to be creative, cooperative and to face up to different challenges both as individuals and groups.
- A ‘good workout’ helps ease stress, tension and anxiety and will result in better attention in class.
- Many activities taught in PE require children to work in groups to solve problems or as a team. These opportunities are excellent for developing both leadership and cooperation skills.
- PE is equally important to children who have not yet developed their verbal communication skills. Thus, their confidence in physical abilities can lead to positive feelings of self-esteem.
- Children learn to develop the notion of fair play, honest competition, good sportsmanship and dealing with both success and defeat.
PTM places a high priority on PE and Sport within school. We provide a number of extra-curricular sports activities at lunch times and after school. We provide House Sport competitions, inter-school fixtures in a range of sports and inclusive sport clubs such as Change4life. We love PE!