Sep 04, 2014 • 4 min read
Growing up, you might have thought P.E. class was nothing more than a period to get out of the classroom and run around cutting up with your friends. But the fact is that physical education is more important than ever.
With childhood obesity rates more than doubling in the past 30 years, it’s critical that schools put an emphasis on creating a safe environment for kids to get out from behind their desks and get a little exercise. Unfortunately, some schools aren’t doing such a great job at this. In fact, several California school districts are being sued for allegedly not giving kids enough P.E. time. And even in the minority of schools that are giving their kids enough physical education, there are sometimes serious safety issues that need to be addressed.
As a parent, it’s important that you do your part to make sure your child is as safe as possible during P.E. class, both by providing him or her with the right equipment and by being vigilant to make certain the school is doing its part to provide a safe environment.
Here are some steps you can take to help make certain your kid is getting safe, quality physical education:
As another school year begins, make an effort to ensure your child is getting safe, quality physical education this year.
Shana Brenner is the Marketing Director of CoverSports, an American manufacturer of gym floor covers and athletic equipment with roots tracing back to 1874.