Physical education

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Physical Education (PE) aims to promote psychomotor skills and training and physical fitness to the students in the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.

The classes in physical education vary from school to school, but every physical education class should be able to tackle the components of physical fitness; social and folk dances; and individual, dual, and/or team sports/games.



The physical education curriculum is as important as the other major subjects in school because:

  • it contributes to the all-round development of the person;
  • a healthy body translates into a healthy and alert mind that is needed for student to be able to keep up with the demands of the academe and their surroundings;
  • for the growing child or adolescent, the development of muscles, body tone, strengthening of bones, etc. are all very essential;
  • numerous studies have shown that proper exercise started at any age, young or old, can benefit the individual;
  • values such as cooperation, healthy competition, being a team-player, leadership skills, and discipline are inculcated in the student; and
  • the subject takes the child out of the confines of the classroom and out into the open air - it helps relieve stress, relaxes the mind, acts as a “break” from studies, and brings one closer to nature/natural surroundings.

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