“Physical Education is that part of Education which proceeds by means of, or predominantly through, physical activity; it is not some separate, partially related field”.
Voltmer and Esslinger, 1949.
“Tell me and I forget, Show me and I remember, Involve me and I understand.”
Confucious 500 BC.
The above two quotes encapsulate the nature and importance of learning through the medium of physical experience. Physical Education is very much about providing for individuals a variety of enjoyable, demanding and rewarding challenges through which physical skills, knowledge and understanding can be developed.
Physical Education has a unique contribution to make to the total education of the individual, a learning process that will start early in the life of the child and which will hopefully continue to provide a healthy and active lifestyle in adulthood.