Importance of physical education at Oakfield Park school
For all students, the benefits of engaging in regular physical activity are well-established. Focus is often cast on physical benefits such as improved cardio-vascular fitness, reduced risk of becoming overweight or obese, and increased bone and muscle strength. These are especially important for our students.
There is also evidence pointing towards a relationship between physical activity and improved mental well-being, the development of problem solving skills, and increased concentration and academic achievement. When students engage in physical activity in groups, they have been found to develop important life skills like verbal and non-verbal communication, sharing and the ability to make and keep friends. These skills are crucial in later life for developing strong and supportive social networks, gaining employment and living independently.
At Oakfield Park we want :
Physical evidencing through EfL Learning Journey Frameworks;
Also evidenced as part of ASDAN accreditation.