Physical education can inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It can provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
St Barnabas and St Paul’s recognises that physical education develops key skills within school, and life skills which can be utilised during every day experiences. A high-quality physical education programme provides a firm foundation for understanding how exercise, teamwork and healthy competition can be used in everyday life to develop a pupils’ ability to recognise their own successes as well as maintaining a physical and healthy lifestyle.
“Physical Fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John. F. Kennedy