Sport at St Aidan's

Why is PE important?

  • Children learn to understand the importance of exercising for a lifetime.
  • Children are encouraged to improve their fitness levels during PE lessons, including muscular and cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.
  • Children can learn valuable lessons about accepting responsibility for their personal development leading to greater self-discipline.
  •  Develops motor skills, which allow for safe, successful and satisfying participation in physical activities.
  •  Reinforces knowledge learned across the curriculum
  • Quality physical education can influence moral development. Students have the opportunity to assume leadership, cooperate with others; question actions and regulations and accept responsibility for their own behavior.
  •  Physical activity becomes an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety, and facilitates emotional stability and resilience.
  • Physical education can be a major force in helping children socialise with others successfully and provides opportunities to learn positive people skills. 
  • Physical education instills a stronger sense of self-worth in children based on their mastery of skills and concepts in physical activity. They can become more confident, assertive, independent and self-controlled.
  •  Physical education provides children the opportunity to set and strive for personal, achievable goals.




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