Monday, December 24, 2012

The physical education program provides opportunities for students to become critical thinkers


SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation H S School in Physical Education

SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School gives top priority for Physical education. SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School Physical Education Director Kannan spoke on school sports day recently and said, “The physical education program provides opportunities for students to become critical thinkers, creative planners and effective practitioners. Physical education trends have developed to incorporate a greater variety of activities. Introducing students to physical Education activities at an early age can help students develop good activity habits that will carry over into adulthood. Teaching sports to students may also provide the necessary motivation for students to increase their activity, and can help students learn about different cultures. Teaching sports provides a great opportunity to integrate academic concepts from other subjects as well with four key aspects of Physical education such as physical, mental, social, and emotional”. Kannan further added, “to be successful in the field, a physical education student must like to work with people, be adequately skilled in physical activities, have a commitment to fitness and be interested in the physical, biological and social sciences. The student majoring in physical education will be studying the art and science of human movement, which includes classes in middle and high school activities; motor learning, physiology and the psychology of human movement; the art of teaching and motivating students; and an appreciation of the individual differences of all people. With the recent outbreaks of diseases such as swine flu, school is making it mandatory for students to learn about practicing good hygiene along with other health topics. This push towards health education is beginning in the intermediate level, including lessons on self-esteem and stress and anger management. Schools can promote public health objectives by increasing physical activity among students. The physical education allows students to experience at least a minimum exposure to the following categories of activities: aquatics, conditioning activities, gymnastics, individual/dual sports, team sports, and dance. Students are encouraged to continue to explore those activities in which they have a primary interest by effectively managing their community resources. Pupils are allowed to bring their own sports equipment to the school with the authorization of the teacher”. -Govin

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