‘Physical Education Declaration’ launched

Kids playing sport

The Association for Physical Education (afPE) has this month launched its ‘Physical Education Declaration’.

As the only physical education subject association in the UK, the afPE has partnered on initiatives such as the Primary PE and Sport Premium. The Association’s new declaration is intended to be a ‘simple and powerful message everyone could commit to and promote.’

The declaration highlights the key benefits of high quality sport in schools, and outlines 4 key asks to HELP ensure that every child has the opportunity to benefit.

  1. Health and emotional well-being of all young people are improved.
  2. Education is an entitlement and therefore the impact of physical education across the curriculum should be valued and recognised.
  3. Leadership by all head teachers, governors, subject leaders and heads of departments promotes and celebrates the value of physical education, physical activity and school sport.
  4. Physical education is ‘Powerful Education’ and that you support and recognise the impact it has on whole school development, making a real difference to the lives of young people and preparing them for an ever changing world.

Sue Wilkinson, Strategic Lead at afPE said: “For many years the Association for Physical Education has promoted the outcomes of high quality physical education, school sport, and physical activity and the effect they have on the lives of young people.”

“The Association recognises that the best way to achieve an entitlement for every young person to access physical education, school sport and physically activity is by working in collaboration with everyone one who is involved in their lives.”

“afPE is calling on everyone to commit to supporting this declaration. We would like to see it in every school, in every leisure centre, in every doctors’ surgery and anywhere it will make people look and say “Yes I can” and “Yes, I will sign up to this.”

“Please join us and spread the word, and sign up to afPE’s physical education, school sport and physical activity declaration.”

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