PE helps develop the children’s enjoyment, confidence and skill in physical activity. It is a practical subject, which gives all children, irrespective of age or gender, opportunities for participation, enjoyment and success. It is an essential part of the national curriculum which teaches the children the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
PE promotes personal, social, intellectual and physical skills, as well as team work, cooperation, tolerance and self-esteem. All these qualities provide the children with essential life skills for the future.
Walk to School
Some alarming facts…
- 24.4% of Birmingham children are overweight or obese when they start school, rising to 40% of all children by the time they leave primary school aged 10-11 years (NCMP 2011/12).
- 85% of obese children are predicted to become obese adults with the associated health, social and economic consequences.
- The growth in childhood obesity suggests that today’s children will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
- Obesity impacts on the quality of people’s lives by increasing the risk of developing many chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
- In addition overweight and obesity in children are associated with significant reductions in quality of life and a greater risk of teasing, bullying and social isolation.
Fit for the Future - Birmingham’s Childhood Obesity Strategy 2013
With the increase in childhood obesity levels, the growing number of cars on our roads and the rising levels of air pollution, we at Nelson Mandela School believe in the importance of children walking to school every day where possible. All children on average should do at least one hour of physical activity every day to keep them healthy and avoid serious illnesses later on in their lives, walking to school can help them get their daily exercise and ensure they arrive to school refreshed and ready to learn. Walking to school can be a great way to improve a child’s wellbeing as it is a good time to have a conversation with adults and friends, it can also encourage independence and the road safety skills that are incredibly important for their future.
Every day we will be collecting information on how your child gets to school and we will be encouraging as much walking as possible! If you live far away from the school, maybe you could consider parking ten minutes away and walking the final distance!
We will celebrate each child who walks to school every day with a special badge at the end of every month. Miss Smith will also total up the amount of children in each class that walks to school and a monthly trophy will be handed out in assembly to the class with the most amount of walkers. Please help your child to become one of our ‘Wonderful Walkers’
Intra Sports Competitions
Throughout the year our school will take part in intra sports competitions. Each class will take part in a competition against their year group class in an area of sport they have been taught during lessons or in extra-curricular clubs. These competitions encourage the children to participate in the values of determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief, fair play and teamwork. They also promote the benefits of exercise and keeping active as a fun way to lead a healthy, well balanced life style.
|Basketball||4M V 4B||4M|
|Basketball||5N V 5T||5N|
|Rounders||3B V 3S||3B|