Physical education in Irish schools applies a holistic approach to the concept of physical activity for young people. It recognises the physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of human movement. It emphasises the contribution of physical education to the promotion of individual and group well being. Learning in physical education involves the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes, which are central to physical education, together with recognition of its potential for integration with other curriculum areas.

Overall Aim of Physical Education

Physical Education makes a valuable contribution to the preparation of the student for a life of autonomous well being. This aim will be pursued through the

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