Why is physical education important?

A good physical education program can set a child up for a lifetime of healthy habits. Physical education isn’t just important for older children; even at the preschool level, it’s an essential part of the school day. Physical Education (PE) develops students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve upon them. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities.

Physical education helps students develop personally and socially. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating.

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