Welcome to Physical Education
Ms J Leighton (Head of Health & Wellbeing Faculty), Mr G Tainsh, Ms L Borwick, Miss R Graham.
The aim of Physical Education
The main purpose of health and wellbeing within Curriculum for Excellence is to develop the knowledge and understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future.
Physical Education provides an outlet for pupil’s talents, energy and imagination, and can successfully foster pupil’s self esteem, and self-confidence. Participation in games and activities encourages pupils to interact with peers, and express themselves creatively out-with the confines of a traditional classroom setting. The subject provides opportunities for learners to share responsibility for both their own, and other pupils learning, and develops their capacities to cope with competition and conflict, within a controlled, structured environment.
The rationale behind this is that learning through health and wellbeing enables our young people to:
• make informed decisions in order to improve their mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing
• experience challenge and enjoyment through physical activity
• experience positive aspects of healthy living and activity for themselves, lifelong
• apply their mental, emotional and social skills to pursue a healthy lifestyle into the future
• make a successful move to the next stage of education or employment
• establish a pattern of health and wellbeing which will be sustained into adult life, and which will help to promote the health and wellbeing of the next generation of Scottish children
• and, for some, perform at high levels in sport or prepare for careers within the health and leisure industries
- The Department facilities include: a games hall, catering for a full size basketball, netball and volleyball court and 4 badminton courts and a dance studio/fitness room.
- Regular use is made of the school's playing fields and where possible, the local sport's centre.