Physical Education in Schools

Let alone proper PE planning, do you know that some schools have absolutely no PE sessions? The benefits of physical activity, which involves both the mind and body, cannot be over stated, school administrators need to take this seriously. The increasing rate of child obesity and illnesses that for a while were associated with adults is alarming. Children’s suffering from heart diseases and Diabetes is totally uncalled for. Our generation may be beyond salvation but still not impossible. However, we should focus on this young generation and put in all it takes to salvage the future. Schools have a major role in this.


Kids are sedentary more than ever before, mainly because of technological advancement, which is shaping lives in the 21st century. A lot of time is spent on computers, iPads, and phones meaning there is less movement even in the house. The fact that children sit all day long in class and come back home to the gadgets through the night is a doom sign for the next generation. Sleep, for instance, as a basic element to healthy living especially for school going children is now secondary. Schools on the other hand are limited with time and financial resources thus cutting down on certain sections, PE always goes fast. As a result, obesity, heart, and blood diseases are common among children.


PE planning is now restructured to helping kids develop necessary skills for healthy living. Physical education is no longer about basketball and kick-balls sessions. Experts advise schools to adopt new methods of teaching types and importance of fitness to the learners. The knowledge and understanding of physical activity is more important than the practice itself because children can now execute the techniques even while on holiday. Healthy food choice and Yoga are also part of the current structures.