PE

Students learning archery during a PE lesson.
Teacher helping students during a PE lesson.
Students enjoying a relay race with a difference.

Physical Education

PE develops students’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. By taking part in different physical activities, they learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles. Discovering what they like to do, what their aptitudes are at school, and how and where to get involved in physical activity helps them make informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

PE helps students develop personally and socially. They work as individuals, in groups and in teams, developing concepts of fairness and of personal and social responsibility. They take on different roles and responsibilities, including leadership, coaching and officiating.

Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations.