PDHPE in SchoolsWhat is PDHPE?Personal Development, Healthand Physical Education.
Do we need PDHPE in schools?Yes we do. There are many reasons :- We need to train our bodies just as we train our brains. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Social, mental, physical and spiritual health is developed.
Physical EducationPhysical activities like playing,exercising, dancing and being activehelps to keep our bodies healthy.A healthy body is a healthy mind.
Personal DevelopmentInterpersonal Relationship skills are developed bybuilding positive relationships.Growth & Development – understanding one’spersonal identity, values, one’s own body and thechanges that occur.Safety – road safety, school and home safety.
HealthPersonal Health choices on nutrition, drugs,environment and preventive measures.Sickness and disease like obesity, diabetes andhigh blood pressure can be prevented with abalanced diet and regular exercise.
5 Skills GainedCommunicating – expressing needs and wants, listeningand responding.Decision making – responsible in making informeddecisions with regards to health and lifestyle.Interacting – working cooperatively in a group, abiding byrules, friendships and supporting others.Moving – skills to play games and move effectively.Problem solving – observing, questioning and researching.
If we did not have PDHPE in schools….Students will be bored and dull resulting in poorconcentration in the classroom.Unable to make informed decisions about themselvescausing low self-esteem and depression.Unable to build strong relationships with peers.The value of physical activity could beunderestimated.Children could develop sicknesses and diseasescaused by overweight and inactivity.