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St Brigidís Primary School, Mountfield

PE

The purpose of Physical Education as a separate area within the Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum is to provide the opportunity for specific attention to be given to the physical development, health and well-being of children.

Through a broad and balanced Physical Education programme, children should develop their knowledge, understanding and skills enabling them to participate and perform competently and confidently in a range of physical activities. All children should experience a sense of fun, enjoyment and achievement through a variety of progressively challenging and innovative activities. Physical Education provides rich opportunities for children to think in different ways, to be creative and imaginative allowing them to express themselves through movement. Through their P.E. lessons children will have opportunities to explore, plan, practise, improve, perform, evaluate and appreciate their performance and that of others. By regular participation in Physical Education the children will understand the benefits of physical activity and how it relates to good health.

In our school the Physical Education Programme is delivered in conjunction with Community coaches who are experts in their field. The school encourages the children to further develop their physical literacy by participating in Extended School activities or joining local sport clubs.

We, St. Brigid’s Primary School value the importance of Physical Education and it’s role in the overall physical development of the child. We recognise the positive impact it has on many other aspects of a child’s learning and development.