At St. Augustine’s we believe physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. More recently, exercise has been shown to have positive benefits for mental well being, which is extremely important. We promote an active and healthy lifestyle that also helps us to promote Laudato Si- Care For Our Common Home by choosing to walk to school and making positive choices to make sure the resources on our earth last longer.
PE develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. We provide the broad and balanced programme of physical education we believe every child should have; with activities designed to be enjoyable, vigorous, purposeful and regular. Through providing positive experiences, a lifelong interest in physical activity is encouraged, as well as promoting positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.
At St. Augustine’s each class completes 2 hours of PE lessons every week. The range of physical activities is wide and includes athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and outdoor education. A high quality programme is designed to satisfy the needs, abilities and interests of all individual children.