Physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development.
Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement. It develops areas of reasoning, questioning, problem solving and decision making. It helps develop creative and divergent thinking and requires pupils to apply knowledge of facts and principles in a practical context.
Physical Education exerts an influence on the affective development of pupils through working alone, in pairs, in groups and as part of a team. They have to compete and co-operate, meet challenges and learn how to win and lose.
Interpersonal skills and positive attitudes and values are promoted through Physical Education. The processes and teaching methods that are used, allow pupils not only to take responsibility for their own personal development but encourage them to have a sympathetic, tolerant attitude to others.
At Broughton High School each pupil will be timetabled to have two hours Physical Education periods per week. The lessons will cover a broad range of physical activities and contain elements required by the National Curriculum.
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Physical Education provides learners with the opportunity to build physical competencies, improve aspects of fitness, and maximise activity in and enjoyment of physical activities.
Physical Education will enable learners to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required to perform effectively in a wide range of physical activities, and will enhance their physical wellbeing.
Learners will work both independently and co-operatively to develop thinking and interpersonal skills. This makes physical education an ideal platform for developing confidence, resilience, responsibility and working with others.
Experiential learning activities will encourage learners to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of the benefits to mental, emotional, social, and physical wellbeing of participation in physical activities.