To further promote a healthier lifestyle, Flixton Primary are now involved in the
'WOW Project- The Year-Round Walk to School Challenge'.
Make sure you walk to school at least twice a week in order to receive a badge at the end of the month! Good luck!
PE at Flixton Primary School aims to ensure all children are physically active for at least two hours per week. Pupils have the opportunity to take part in a range of sporting provision, as well as access to playing competitively. We have organised the programme of study in the following way, to ensure participation and engagement in a range of sports across the curriculum. Children throughout all year groups have the opportunity to be coached by sports specialists. The curriculum provides opportunities for children to develop a lifelong understanding of health issues and the skills needed for confidentparticipation in sport and recreational activities. This enables children to make responsible decisions about leading a healthy lifestyle and promoting an active lifestyle of their own, in addition advising others on health and well-being.
By taking part in PE, children will develop key social skills. They will learn to actively engage in group work, as well as having access to different leadershiproles. PE is known to improve self-esteem and self-confidence, furthermore, increasing oxygen levels that will directly impact on concentrationlevels. PE provides a chance for outdoor education, which can be a very powerful source of learning for many children, consequently, improving motivationto learn and increasing pride in what they do.
PE also builds body strength, stamina, balance, co-ordination, agility, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. There are a considerable amount of health benefits, including decreased symptoms of anxiety and increased mental concentration to name a few. PE will help children to shape a brighter and safer future, reducing health risks later on in life, which result from cumulative unhealthy lifestyles.