• Why PE is important

    Improved Physical Fitness:
    Improves children's muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, body composition, and cardiovascular endurance.

    Skill Development:
    Develops motor skills, which allow for safe, successful participation in physical activities.

    Regular, Healthful Physical Activity:
    Provides a wide-range of developmentally appropriate activities for all children.

    Support of other Subject Areas:
    Reinforces knowledge learned across the curriculum.

    Self Discipline:
    Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness.

    Stress Reduction:
    Physical activity becomes an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety.

    Improved self-confidence and self-esteem:
    Physical education instills a stronger sense of self-worth in children based on their mastery of skills and concepts in physical activity. They can become more confident, assertive, independent and self-controlled.

    Experience Setting Goals:
    Gives children the opportunity to set and strive for personal, achievable goals.