Why P.E.?

Why Physical Education is essential for children:
  • Improves physical fitness
  • Develops motor skills
  • Provides regular, healthful physical activity
  • Reinforces knowledge learned across the curriculum
  • Facilitates development of self discipline
  • Influences development of good moral judgement. Students have the opportunity to cooperate with others,¬†assume leadership, and accept responsibility for their own behavior
  • Reduces tension, anxiety and stress and facilitates emotional stability
  • Strengthens peer relationships
  • Improves self confidence and self esteem
  • Gives students the opportunity to set attainable goals
  • Physical activity encourages crossing the mid-line of the body. This allows for more synapses to develop in the brain which promotes greater and faster development of both hemispheres of the brain. In short, physically active children learn better as a result of greater brain development.