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2024, Vol. 11, Issue 3, Part D

The importance of physical education and sport in primary (Elementary) school


Author(s): Kerry C Dollaway, Kyle Hannays, Joel Paul and Marlon Melville

Abstract:
Aim and Scope: This paper analyzes the importance of physical education and sport in primary (elementary) school.
Traditionally, physical education has been ascribed less value than other subject areas within an educational context. However, recent research has revealed that physical education plays a vital role in providing a well-rounded education. Physical education and sports are associated with a wide range of benefits. Firstly, physical education promotes overall physical and emotional health of primary school children. Additionally, physical education provides an opportunity for social growth and increased cultural competence among primary school children. Further, it fosters cognitive competence, leading to improved performance in examinations. Finally, physical education at the primary school level instills a positive lifestyle among students, encouraging them to adopt healthy habits throughout adulthood. In addition to these benefits, this paper delves into the pitfalls of taking children out of physical education during examination preparation, underscores the critical role of instructors in delivering physical education, and highlights the significance of having adequately trained and qualified educators in teaching physical education and sports lessons.


DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2024.v11.i3d.3348

Pages: 244-251  |  183 Views  97 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Kerry C Dollaway, Kyle Hannays, Joel Paul, Marlon Melville. The importance of physical education and sport in primary (Elementary) school. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2024;11(3):244-251. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/kheljournal.2024.v11.i3d.3348

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