This short course is relevant both inside and outside school as students learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and information about how much physical activity they need to engage in order to lead a healthy lifestyle. Students become active learners and critical and creative thinking is encouraged. Students become more observant of the world around them and develop an appreciation of how vital physical activity is to maintain a healthy mind and body. This short course promotes teamwork and inclusion- through engagement with this course students will find friends and fit in as they work through team challenges together. Students are also part of the generation Z (technology), this will be incorporated into the classroom through the use of iPad’s for video analysis and for peer teaching. The implementation of a wellbeing programme is becoming increasingly relevant in modern society- Students who have a higher level of wellbeing tend to engage better within the school environment and perform better academically. Educating students on their social, mental and various other aspects of health can support academic learning whilst also being important outside of school- within their personal and family lives. The wellbeing programme is particularly relevant both inside and outside school as the goal is human development encompassing five pillars which are vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle; these include positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment. The delivery of a high quality physical education programme can help students develop socially and emotionally while giving them an ‘opportunity to develop their bodies and minds to gain skills that will propel them to success in both the physical and academic aspects of education—and lifeLD1 ‘. A healthy level of participation in physical activity gives students a sense of the benefits of physical activity and an understanding of how being active enhances cognitive ability and development.
LD1(Kelso, 2014) http://www.veanea.org/home/1000.htm