NCERT Health and Physical Education Guidelines for Schools
Health and Physical education is an important part of healthy living for people of all age groups, especially for students. This helps the students to cope up with the school life full of stress and anxiety.
Physical education not only teaches the students to improve the quality of their life but also in focusing all forms of academic activities.
NCERT has published their guidelines for Health and Physical education for school’s and other institutions to implement the system in an effective and efficient manner.
Few of the highlights from the guidelines are:
- Every school needs to offer health and physical education as a compulsory subject from Class I - X.
- Syllabus developed by the NCERT for Health and Physical Education from Class I - X is available on the NCERT website for adoption or adaption by the concerned states/UTs.
- One period per day needs to be allocated in the timetable for this area Health and Physical Education for every class from I - X.
- Health and Physical Education include Health, Physical Education, sports and yoga.
- Formally, yogic activities need to be introduced from Class VI onwards.
- More emphasis should be given on practice related to Physical Education activities.
- All schools should have minimum space for playgrounds and equipment.
- The school must have linkages to the nearby primary Health Centre and Hospital.
- First Aid Box to be kept available and ready with fresh medicines and ointments. Students need to be given orientation and practices on using First Aid Box.
- All children’s to be involved in free play in formal and informal games, yoga and sports activities for physical and psycho-social development.
For the complete guidelines parents, students and teaching faculty can click here.