English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ

Why Physical Education is so Important

Sport at English Martyrs


Physical activity is a very important part of our school day. PE gives children the opportunity to be active every single day. It is suggested that children should achieve 60 minutes of exercise a day; in order to attract children to being physically active in our school we offer an array of different activities and sports to appeal to everyone.


Why is Physical Activity so important at school?

Not only does exercise improve a child’s overall health and fitness it helps to improve their mental health and cognitive development as well, by doing physical exercise, children are more likely to concentrate and maintain focus in lessons. As well as strengthening muscle and bones, exercise builds confidence, inspires positivity and improves social skills. We offer a variety of lunchtime and afterschool clubs, which allow children the opportunity to learn new skills and participate in school competitions. A list of our clubs can be found on our website.


We at English Martyrs believe physical education benefits children in many ways and will set them up for a healthy and active future.