What is PE?
Where can PE take place?
Why Is PE Important?
There are many benefits to implementing a proper physical education curriculum in school. A strong, mandated physical education curriculum can help provide regular physical activity, boost confidence, develop fine motor skills, teach proper health and nutrition, build confidence and relieve stress, all of which can provide benefits to kids in the classroom and at home. There are plenty of studies that link physical activity to improved academic performance and general well-being.
Can Schools Have PE in a Pandemic?
COVID has impacted the education sector significantly. Many districts are considering or already have eliminated PE for the foreseeable future. Districts that have been trying to salvage PE are looking at modified schedules or partial classes.
As strong advocates who understand the importance of children partaking in physical education, we know that we need to do our part to help schools create a safe but effective way to allow children to get the physical activity they need. The CDC has laid out specific safety criteria for PE in schools, and our Roll-Out Activities have the ability to be set up as stations or circuits to fit the guidelines. As we continue to create new ideas, products, and plans to help save PE during this pandemic, we hope that schools will join us in getting creative in thinking about how kids can remain active.
Other Important LinksSHAPE America Re Entry Considerations
SHAPE National PE Standards
SHAPE State Standards and Advocial Toolkits
CDC Healthy Schools
Springboard to Active Schools