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Physical Education

The Physical Education Department at The County High School , Leftwich aims to promote the physical development of students through purposeful , enjoyable experiences in a range of activities . It aims to develop the right attitude in all students towards taking part in sport and physical activities so that participation can be carried on successfully into adult life , both for continued enjoyment and good health .
Physical Education will provide many opportunities to ensure increased levels of participation . Students will be provided with opportunities to partake in a variety of activities throughout the year . Levels of skill will be appreciated and individuals will be encouraged to make progress towards their own targets .
The extra-curricular programme will promote excellence and participation . Excellence will be developed in many sports where training schedules are provided for skill and fitness . Students will compete in many competitions throughout the school year and will be provided with opportunities to develop themselves as a whole person . In addition , opportunities are provided for students to take part in non-competitive recreational activities .
PE has a significant role in contributing towards reducing the likelihood of obesity and chronic illnesses . Physical education helps students become better learners . PE improves concentration and raises test scores . Physical fitness is an important component to leading a healthy lifestyle . The inclusion of regular fitness activity helps students maintain fitness , develop muscular strength and improve cardiovascular health .
A regular fitness activity improves the absorption of nutrients by the body , improves digestive processes and increases physiological processes . Students are encouraged to improve their fitness levels during PE lessons , including muscular and cardiovascular endurance , strength and flexibility . It is a rarity that a student goes on to become an elite performer , therefore providing students with experiences they can learn from and perhaps pursue as a lifelong activity , is essential .
“ Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong ” - John F Kennedy