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physical education characteristics

Benefits

specialist staff

national curriculum

school children/ young people

variety of practical and theoretical elements

opportunities for GCSE AS/A level,BTEC

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benefits of physical education

personal (and social):

  • enjoyment,
  • confidence,
  • leadership,
  • teamwork,
  • loyalty

preparatory:

  • preparation for leisure or sport,
  • a career for work

improved quality of life:

  • influence on lifestyle
  • experiencing excellence
  • mental well-being
  • opportunity for creativity
  • aesthetic awareness

physical:

  • skill
  • health
  • fitness
  • physique
  • agilty
  • knowledge of activities/sport/coaching/leading/officiating
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outdoor education

who?

  • young people
  • qualified specialist staff

where?

  • in the natural environment
  • sometimes using seminatural or artificial facilities

how?

according to health and safety regulations sometimes by overcoming potential constraints e.g,

  • distance from natural environment
  • expense of specialist activities or transport
  • lack of staff expertise or qualifications
  • expense in terms of time
  • reluctance of staff/health and safety regulatons
  • lack of specialist facilities or equipment

benefits?

  • physical health and skill learning
  • personal and social development
  • preparation for active leisure
  • enhancement of quality of life

when?

  • as part of a structured school or college programme
  • special trips or visits
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physical recreation

who?

  • available to all who choose
  • amateurs

where?

  • decided by participants

how?

  • relatively unsophisticated level
  • limited competition
  • limited funding
  • limited skill or fitness

benefits?

  • physical, mental and personal
  • to learn physical skills
  • health and well-being
  • stress relief
  • relaxation
  • to meet people and be sociable
  • enjoyment!

when?

  • decided by participants in free time 
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