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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

Physical Education

We believe in giving all pupils, irrespective of their academic or physical ability, the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and developmental programme of activities. We do so in the belief that physical education in a safe, supportive and challenging environment is a vital component in the development of children's physical and emotional health and well-being. This, we believe, includes qualities such as enjoyment, tolerance, co-operation and the development of expertise.

In this context, we are committed to achieving maximum participation for all children whilst recognising the need for equal opportunities on the grounds of gender and children's specific individual needs.  Within a caring and supportive environment, we believe in encouraging positive relationships between groups and individuals while providing challenge and stimulation through physical activity 

We believe in allowing children to apply skills, knowledge and concepts, to experiment, to be creative and imaginative and to recognise and celebrate progression and achievement within the physical medium.

We are further committed to recognising the importance of physical activity of children outside the curriculum.  We believe that links with sporting bodies, clubs  and the provision of extra-curricular activities organised by the school is a positive experience. The recognition and celebration of children's achievements outside school promote an awareness of the value of physical activity for all children.