The new State mandated Wellness Initiative has brought about the assessment criteria for students to show continuous improvement in their activity level. The outcomes of this quality Physical Education program are the following:
Improves children’s muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, body composition and cardiovascular endurance.
Develops motor skills, which allow for safe, successful and satisfying participation in physical activities.
Reinforces knowledge learned across the curriculum by serving as a lab of application of content in math, science, and social studies.
Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness.
Quality Physical education can influence moral development. Students have the opportunity to assume leadership, cooperate with others, question actions and regulations and accept responsibility for their own behavior.
Physical activity becomes an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety, and facilitates emotional stability and resilience.
Physical education can be a major force in helping children socialize with others successfully and provides opportunities to learn positive people skills. Especially during the late childhood and adolescence, being able to participate in dances, games and sports is an important part of peer culture.
Physical education instills a stronger sense of self-worth in children based on their mastery of skills and concepts in physical activity. They can become more confident, assertive, independent and self-controlled.
Gives children the opportunity to set and strive for personal, achievable goals.