Physical Activity

Being physically active every day can help students:

  • increase focus, and concentration and perform better academically
  • show improved behaviour in and out of the school environment
  • develop positive self-esteem
  • have a stronger sense of school connectedness
  • improve fundamental movement skills and physical literacy
  • sleep better and have more energy
  • fight off sickness and disease
  • improve physical and mental well-being
  • build healthy bones, hearts, muscles, and minds


The activities, instructional examples and other resources below can help you include physical activity and physical education opportunities throughout the school day in your school and classroom.

Encourage students to take part in a wide variety of activities that are fun and get their bodies moving and hearts pumping.