MVHS Physical Education Department


The Importance of Physical Education in School

Physical education prepares children to be physically and mentally active, fit and healthy...for life. Here are some of the many benefits children receive from a quality P.E. program:

  • Improved physical fitness
  • Skill and motor skills development
  • Provides regular, healthful physical activity
  • Teaches self discipline
  • Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness
  • Influences moral development, leadership, and cooperation with others
  • Stress reduction – an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety
  • Strengthens peer relationships
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Respect: P.E. helps you respect your body, classmates and teammates
  • Experience in setting goals
  • Improved academics -- The big bonus benefit!

Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings. - Publilius Syrus

The groundwork for all happiness is good health. – Leigh Hunt