Curriculum for Excellence
Health and wellbeing within Curriculum for Excellence can provide a range of opportunities for young people to participate in physical activity. The Experiences and Outcomes are intended to establish a pattern of daily physical activity which, research has shown, is most likely to lead to sustained physical activity in adult life.
Physical education provides learners with a platform from which they can build physical competences, improve aspects of fitness, and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes. It enables learners to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activity, sport, dance and outdoor learning, and enhances their physical wellbeing in preparation for leading a fulfilling, active and healthy lifestyle.
In addition to planned physical education sessions, physical activity and sport take place in the classroom, in the school, during travel such as walking and cycling, in the outdoor environment and in the community.
Learning in, through and about physical education, physical activity and sport is enhanced by participating on a regular basis in a wide range of purposeful, challenging, progressive and enjoyable physical activities with choice built in for all learners.
Learning in, through and about physical education contributes to all children being:
Successful Learners with enthusiasm and motivation for learning and the ability to think creatively and independently
Confident Individuals with a sense of physical, mental and emotional well being and the ability to pursue and sustain a healthy and active lifestyle
Responsible Citizens with respect for others and the ability to make informed choices and decisions
Effective Contributors with resilience and the ability to work in partnership and teams