"Exercise activates your brain and gives you energy for everything else, the energy to be enthusiastic about your work. So all your school work will gain from physical education."
Dame Darcey Bussell, The Royal Ballet
Physical education develops children's physical competence and confidence, and their ability to use these skills to perform a range of activities. It promotes good physical development and an understanding of the body in action. It also provides opportunities for children to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams.
Children learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. They also learn how plan, execute and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their quality and effectiveness. It is a discipline that promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles as children discover their aptitudes, abilities and preferences and make choices about to get involved in lifelong physical activity.