Sacred Heart Schools implement new physical education program

The Sacred Heart physical education program was highlighted by the Sedalia Democrat for their innovation and focus on improving our students’ overall health and conditioning.

It’s a concern of many: the health and physical well-being of the generation of school-aged children. With so many children finding reasons not to focus on their health, many schools are trying to turn the focus back on getting children to become more active.

Sacred Heart is among those schools. This year the school has reevaluated its physical education classes in an effort to improve the health and conditioning of its students.

“Our physical education was previously very ‘game and play’ based,” Dean of Students Sam Jones said. “We felt we had a more structured recess time and wanted to really track improvements in conditioning, flexibility, endurance, and coordination. Recess is the ideal time for structured play activities, not PE.”

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