Physical education (P.E.) at school plays a huge role in a child’s overall development and has a variety of benefits, physically, mentally and emotionally. A healthy lifestyle, including physical exercise and a balanced diet, is proven to lead to better performance at school. Every child is entitled to a prolific, wide-ranging curriculum, where P.E. is a significant element. This is especially true for children who don’t have a garden at home and therefore don’t get many opportunities to run around and let off some steam. Manor Lodge School explores the importance of P.E. within this article, and how it can benefit your children.
One aspect of physical development is the confidence it inspires within students taking part. Hard work always pays off where sport is concerned and children become more and more self-assured with every successful sporting experience, such as a new personal best at long jump or a win in a football match. The confidence that develops during P.E. can be transferred throughout other subjects and the child’s personal life.
Older kids and those who have higher participation in sports will learn to evaluate their own performance and establish ways in which they can improve going forward. This is another fantastic transferrable skill because it teaches young people to strive to be the best versions of themselves.
Physical activity is typically a fantastic way to calm people as it releases stress-busting endorphins. In school, stress is unfortunately inevitable, especially for students who have GCSE or A Level exams. P.E. is a great opportunity for pupils to take a break from the classroom, stretch their legs and loosen up. Afterward, they can return to class feeling energised and alert for the rest of their lessons.
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