Physical education

Support should ensure that:

  • All children and young people, including children with disabilities, take part in at least one hour a day of physical activity. This should include physical education, play, sports, exercise, dance, outdoor activities, active travel and support to be active in their daily tasks at home, at school and in the community.
  • All children, including those with disabilities, gain the movement and behavioural skills necessary for an active life.
  • All children and young people, including those with disabilities, take part in at least two hours of good quality physical education classes a week. This outcome is embedded within the Health and Wellbeing strand within Curriculum for Excellence.

Physical movement and active play have a positive impact on health, as well as social skills and bonding. For young children, learning and movement are closely linked and activity can be an important aspect of the learning environment.

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