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Benefits of Physical Education


  • Enjoyment so children develop an interest in health and fitness and therefore have a desire to take part in sport
  • 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 learn the importance of exercising and develop positive lifelong habits
  • Exercise benefits cardiovascular, respiratory and bone health
  • Regular, physical activity alongside a healthy diet is the best method to tackle obesity and maintain a healthy body weight
  • PE teaches children the importance of honesty, respect, good sportsmanship and fair play
  • The opportunity to be creative, cooperative and competitive. These skills are vital to children’s self-esteem, social skills and help fuel children’s desire to lead a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Improved concentration and therefore improved academic performance