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  2. 2. In the periods from 1985 to 1995, national surveys showed that the combined number of Australian children who were overweight or obese more than doubled. In 2004 a survey was conducted in NSW, and much like the national survey this survey had risen from the 1995 survey that showed 1 in 10 children to the 2004 survey showing that 1 in 4 children had doubled.
  3. 3. According to the NSW curriculum education website, “PDHPE is an important key learning area within the primary curriculum as it promotes physical activity to encourage physical, social and emotional growth of all students, supports the acquisition of essential movement skills and nurtures positive attitudes towards lifelong healthy and active lifestyles.”
  4. 4. PDHPE teaches your children about many topics such as: 1. Health and safety – Teaches your child how to stay safe, and healthy in many different environments/situations. 2. Healthy Eating – Teaches your child about the importance of healthy eating and the advantages and disadvantages to doing so. Also, implementation of healthy eating through strong, great advice by their teachers. 3. Exercise – Teaches your child about the importance of regular exercise and how different types of exercise work different types of muscles, body parts. Also children learn about the human system and how we are made, conceived, what we are made up of (bones, muscles, skin, blood, organs Etc.) and how we operate. Children also learn about changing bodies as they grow older, and different feelings (hormones) 4. Stranger Danger – Teaches the child not to trust strangers and how to defend themselves in certain situations. 5. Sports – Teaches them different types of sports which gives them exercise and knowledge of sports, also teaches the child certain skills such as communication, decision making, interactive, problem solving and moving.
  5. 5. It is important that children begin to learn about Health and safety issues as well as learning the importance of physical activity from a young age as their mind is very impressionable, much more so when they are younger, therefore the earlier children learn that fitness is good for them, the better the outcome the children will have in their future. Children are the future, our future, therefore it would be best to help them to grow into the best possible form that they can. PDHPE has be designed to do just this, to help educate children about the do’s and don'ts of issues such as eating healthy, exercising regularly, changing bodies as we grow, safety first, stranger danger and so on. PDHPE is a tool used to aid your child into a better future.
  6. 6. Reference • =X&ei=l6JvU5ncBYrd8AXajYHYAQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1517&bih=6 66&dpr=0.9 • hools/pa_in_syllabus.htm • =X&ei=l6JvU5ncBYrd8AXajYHYAQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1517&bih=6 66&dpr=0.9#q=healthy+eating&tbm=isch • =X&ei=l6JvU5ncBYrd8AXajYHYAQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1517&bih=6 66&dpr=0.9#q=obesity+primary+school&spell=1&tbm=isch