What about the children unable to participate in PE?

In 2017, Edge Hill University carried out a study looking into the relationship between life skills and PE. Through a survey of nearly 300 participants, they found these students perceived they were developing the following life skills through their PE sessions:

  • Teamwork
  • Goal setting
  • Time management
  • Emotional skills
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Social skills
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making

Acquiring these skills also positively correlated with the students’ psychological well being, relating to improved self-esteem and general satisfaction with life. We can all look back on our careers and think of times when we have seen this happen in PE. And we all know that being actively involved in PE sessions is a great way to gain these amazing life skills, but what about the children who are unable to participate?

An NHS England study found that 21% of pupils are failing to participate in PE sessions every week, so engaging these children is absolutely vital to ensure they don’t miss out on all the positives PE can bring. 

When designing our Active Cards, we had all of this in mind. We looked at roles these children can undertake in order to feel part of the lesson and part of the team. We thought about innovative ways to include different skills such as: refereeing, analysing and giving feedback.

We believe we have created an excellent resource that would be invaluable for anyone delivering PE. So, if you think our Active Cards would be a great addition to your PE lessons, then visit our shop now.

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