Good News for kids!CBSE makes one sports period per day compulsory

Children’s playing had decreased due to the increased use of the mobile and other digital gaming platforms. As well as in the wake of an increase in childhood obesity, vitamin deficiency and a decline in physical culture, CBSE decided that Classes 1 to 8 will now have one period every day for Health and Physical Education.

The mandatory classes will start from the upcoming academic session started in April.

This decision is in continuation of the program incorporated last year where Health and Physical Education (HPE) was introduced for class 9 to 12 students. The HPE was mandatory for all CBSE schools.

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CBSE nodal officer Anita Bhalla said, “Under this programme, every student will have to choose games of their choice besides yoga. The students are also taught theory as part of the health and physical education (HPE) programme.”

According to an official statement, CBSE has decided to mainstream Health and Physical Education for classes IX to XII with the aim of holistic development of the child, leading to a well-balanced individual in all walks of life.

Under the programme, the schools will have to focus on having outdoor activities for students. The institutions will have to reserve one period of physical activity for the classes as per their time-table.

The CBSE will also upload revised methodology and strategy for effective implementation of the programme from the next session. The aim of the programme is to promote sports and physical health among students.


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