Books and homework alone don’t make an education. Learning need to be well-rounded – students learn pick up all sorts of life skills and habits in school, even from a very young age. Required curriculum elements have, in many cases, forced districts and schools to cut some of the extras that help to make our students more well-rounded individuals. No one wants to see art, music, or even food education cut out of their school’s curriculum, but did you know how important a strong PE curriculum can be?
The handy infographic below (created by UNESCO) takes a look at why a quality physical education program is so important for students. It does more than get students up off their tookus for an hour in the middle of the school day. Keep reading to learn more.
Physical education provides a gateway to:
Because of all these benefits, 97% of countries have made physical education compulsory, but: