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Importance of pdhpe in primary schools

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Importance of pdhpe in primary schools

  1. 1. Importance of PDHPE in Primary Schools Miss Aida Mohammadi 3M
  2. 2. Why is PDHPE Important  Health is an important factor in our lives and can affect children and adults.  it is important for children to be educated about being healthy from a younger age so that they are encouraged to stay healthy and to adopt a healthy lifestyles into adulthood.
  3. 3. Positive lifestyles The teaching of PDHPE is valued because:  it is an important part of social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children  Children are informed about issues that affect their health, while promoting positive lifestyle attitudes and choices
  4. 4. Learning skills  PDHPE helps children adopt many useful skills such as  Communicating skills  Moving skills  Interaction skills  Problem solving skills These skills can be used in all aspects of life and helps children even when they are adults.
  5. 5. Physical Activity  Physical activity is an important part of children’s mental and physical health.  It helps to reduce the risk of obesity and heart disease.  Children now days do not get enough physical activity because of technology therefor much of their time is spent behind computers and other source of technology.
  6. 6. Our role as parents and teachers  As parents and teachers we need to encourage physical activity so that it can help students become fitter which will help them concentrate better at school.  We need to promote healthy eating and healthy lifestyle both at home and at school so that children can stay healthy and fit. PDHPE Syllabus (Board of Studies NSW, 2006)

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