Physical Education plays a key role in the development of children’s steps to becoming young adults, and even at the peak stages of adulthood, people still learn through physical engagement which they haven’t experienced before e.g. learning self-defense or even something which seems trivial, like finding the most efficient walking route. Just a few benefits which PE has been able to provide so far for the school include;

  • Increased fitness levels (strength, endurance, cardiovascular)
  • Motor skills development (both gross and fine)
  • Self-discipline
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance for others in he community
  • Goal setting (through specific targeted skill moves)
  • Moral development (what is deemed as correct in society)
  • Emotional control (Stress, Anxiety etc.)

This is why at schools like the hollies, PE is used as a mandatory tool to bring a unique kinesthetic focus for those pupils that seem to be struggling in the classroom environment. In fact, according to Trudeau and Shephard (2008), if you take away PE from a school curriculum then it is extremely likely for academic results to see a decrease in performance, as the saying goes “a healthy body, makes a happy mind!”

We currently part-take in an array of both team and individual activities regardless of class sizes, individual activities include;

  • Boxing
  • Table Tennis
  • Gymnastics specific circuits
  • Fitness Circuits
  • Mini golf
  • Scootering

Whereas team activities can include;

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Dodgeball
  • Kickball
  • Rounder’s