NO ROOM FOR STUDENTS WHO AREN’T VERY “ATHLETIC” IN PE CLASSES?
If this is true in your school, ask a parent, teacher, or doctor to have a little chat with the coach or principal. Is anybody’s parent a health care professional who could go to
A bat for you? All schools should offer diverse, fun physical activities that take into consideration the fact that students have different levels of athletic abilities (and interest).
Less athletic, overweight, or obese (see here) students should NOT be shut out of routine physical activity opportunities during PE at school.
NO ROOM FOR STUDENTS WHO AREN’T VERY “ATHLETIC” IN PE CLASSES? Photo Gallery
Lots of people do, so join the club. Still, be active. Noncompetitive physical activities that stress participation rather than winning are great ways to go. How about suggesting a supervised “extended recess” program where you have a blast playing kickball, dodgeball, steal the bacon, and other fun games you played back in the day … when you were a little twerp?
Want to find out more about staying physically active? Log on to GirlsHealth.gov at www.girlshealth.gov/fitness.
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