The Model Course

1902

  • No educational value
  • Taught by NCO's
  • Repetitive, command style
  • Cheap
  • Mixed gender
  • Children treated as soldiers
  • Syllabuses of physical training

1904-1909

  • Main focus: circulation, repiration and posture
  • More enjoyment
  • Control over mind and body
  • Decision making began to feature
  • Teachers had more freedom of choice
  • Dancing steps and simple games introduced

1919

  • Child centred
  • Enjoyment and play for under 7s
  • Therapeutic work for over 7s
  • Recommended that half lesson is spent on general activity exercises
  • Less formal

1933

  • Under 11s & over 11s have different activities
  • Athletics, gymnastics, games skills & group work
  • Development of mind and body
  • Teacher acts as guide 
  • Special clothing worn
  • Many schools had newly built facilities
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The Model Course

1902

  • No educational value
  • Taught by NCO's
  • Repetitive, command style
  • Cheap
  • Mixed gender
  • Children treated as soldiers
  • Syllabuses of physical training

1904-1909

  • Main focus: circulation, repiration and posture
  • More enjoyment
  • Control over mind and body
  • Decision making began to feature
  • Teachers had more freedom of choice
  • Dancing steps and simple games introduced

1919

  • Child centred
  • Enjoyment and play for under 7s
  • Therapeutic work for over 7s
  • Recommended that half lesson is spent on general activity exercises
  • Less formal

1933

  • Under 11s & over 11s have different activities
  • Athletics, gymnastics, games skills & group work
  • Development of mind and body
  • Teacher acts as guide 
  • Special clothing worn
  • Many schools had newly built facilities
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