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International Journal of Sports, Exercise and Physical Education

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part B (2023)

Perspectives in motion: Exploring health and physical education from the student's angle


Dr. Hoshiyar Singh


The significance of health and physical education within the school curriculum cannot be overstated. It plays a pivotal role in the holistic development of students, contributing substantially to their overall growth. Despite its paramount importance, studies reveal a concerning trend – the marginalization of health and physical education in comparison to other subjects. Both parents and headmasters often seem to undervalue its role in shaping a well-rounded individual.
In an effort to gauge the sentiments and expectations of students regarding health and physical education, a series of focused group interviews were conducted. This comprehensive study involved 750 students spanning from classes V to VIII at B.K. Senior Secondary School, Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. The findings painted a nuanced picture of the current scenario.
Notably, the study underscored the existence of regular physical education classes in the school. Within these sessions, students actively participate in a variety of sports, including dodgeball, kabaddi, and khokho. The engagement in such physical activities was indicative of a positive environment promoting health and fitness.
Furthermore, the students expressed a desire for more diverse and novel physical education experiences. They sought not only to engage in traditional sports but also anticipated being introduced to new and challenging games. This highlights a latent enthusiasm among students, emphasizing the need for educators to continually innovate and expand the scope of physical education.
In summary, the study at B.K. Senior Secondary School, Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh brought to light the existing framework of health and physical education, the active involvement of students in sports, and their eagerness for a more dynamic and innovative curriculum. It serves as a clarion call for educators, parents, and school administrators to reevaluate the importance accorded to health and physical education, recognizing its pivotal role in nurturing well-rounded individuals.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Hoshiyar Singh. Perspectives in motion: Exploring health and physical education from the student's angle. Int. J. Sports Exercise Phys. Educ. 2023;5(2):131-134. DOI: 10.33545/26647281.2023.v5.i2b.70
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