Schools were created to prepare learners for the world. The preparation is not confined to their intellectual development but a more holistic approach is taken thus an emphasis on physical education. Physical education contributes to total growth and development in youth.
Physical education is the part of education that involves physical movement whether it’s through soccer, rugby, hockey, basketball or any other sport.
It is paramount that learners nourish their bodies to enable optimal performance in their academics and also expose them to possible career paths as professional sports people.
Health benefits from regular exercise include stronger muscles and bones, increased coordination and energy, and decreased risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes. For most kids, exercise means being physically active during play, recess, and physical education class contributes to each child’s total growth and development.