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.