“Students should begin early to acquire basic knowledge about a wide variety of health-related topics and to develop relevant skills. They need to understand how their actions and decisions affect their health, fitness and personal well-being and how to apply their learning to make positive, healthy decisions in all areas of life and personal development. Learners with the commitment and capacity to learn healthy active lives have the personal, social and decision-making skills to obtain and use health information” (Ontario Curriculum HPE, 1998).
“Physical Education in a PYP school should be more than just student participation in sports and games. Its purpose should be to develop a combination of transferable skills promoting physical, intellectual, emotional and social development; to encourage present and future choices that contribute to long-term healthy living; and to understand the cultural significance of physical activities for individuals and communities. Therefore, in the PYP, there should be specific opportunities for learning about movement and through movement in a range of contexts.” (Making It Happen, PSPE, 2009)