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Why Study Physical Education?


Physical Education is an integral part of our school. It is a subject that contributes a great deal to the ethos of the school. The philosophy of the PE department is in harmony with that of the whole school, we aim to promote students and staff alike to partake in a healthy and active lifestyle. At Bedale High School we believe that each child is entitled to full access to participate in physical education regardless of aptitude or ability. It is our intention to develop the whole child – mentally, socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically. We are aware that all children require a programme of physical education to fulfil their developmental needs. The programme is therefore directed to fulfil each child’s needs in a positive learning environment, which promotes enjoyment, and some appreciation of the subject area.

Facts about leading a Healthy and Active Lifestyle

  • Physical activity can improve health. People who are physically active tend to live longer and have lower risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers. Physical activity can also help with weight control, and may improve academic achievement in students.
  • Children and young people aged between 5 and 19-years-old should take part in a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity every day. (BHF)
  • The British Heart Foundation believe UK Governments should be tackling inequalities and ensuring all girls and boys in the UK have access to enjoyable sports and activities, prioritising physical activity in and around the school day, raising awareness of the 60 minutes a day guideline and promoting the benefits of regular activity among children, young people, and their parents.