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.

Physical Education:

  • 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