Physical Education is the only subject which, through use of knowledge of the body and its movement, contributes to all aspects of the education of young people.
- develops physical competence
- promotes physical development
- teaches pupils, through experience, to know about and value the benefits of exercise
- establishes self esteem through the development of physical confidence
- helps pupils to cope with both success and disappointment in the context of co-operative and competitive physical activities
- provides experience of activities which should lead pupils to lifelong participation.
Physical Education also contributes to:
- the development of problem solving skills
- the development of interpersonal skills
- the forging of links between school and the community and across cultures
- the development of social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness