Physical Education Lessons

Published Date: 14 March 2016 12:00 AM

News Parliamentary Replies

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Dr Lee Bee Wah, Nee Soon GRC

Question

To ask the Acting Minister for Education (Schools) how many hours of Physical Education lessons do school children have currently and whether this is adequate.

Response

As announced in 2010, Physical Education (PE) has been increased to 2-2.5 hours per week, from 1-1.5 hours per week.


During PE, students acquire movement competencies, health-related knowledge and sports skills, and understand the value of physical activities and keeping fit.  Schools also organise recreational sports competitions, sports carnivals and outdoor camps to supplement PE.

With these knowledge, skills and values, students will have the capability to participate and enjoy a wide variety of physical activities and sports outside of school hours and beyond their schooling years. 

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