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Physical and Health Education


James Hope College aims to be a unique school in Nigeria within an environment that is highly conducive to learning with well kept facilities, comfortable boarding, and excellent academic facilities, where students have opportunity to learn to be leaders for life.

The Expectation
Physical Education at James Hope College is to develop sound students in sound minds, who are ready and willing to take up challenges in life, in a very healthy and sound frame of mind. We expect our students fully achieve the definition of Physical Education at the end of their stay at James Hope College.

“Physical Education is a part of Education which contributes to the Physical, Social, Emotional and Mental well being of an individual, through selected and well organised Physical activities.”

Physical Education develops students’ competence and confidence, and their ability to use these to perform a wide range of activities. It promotes social interactions amongst the students, which is a vital key element in the life of students. It also promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles. Students learn in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive and challenging activities. The learn how to plan and execute any given activity, which they can also use in their future endeavour.

Aims and Purposes
PE offers opportunity for the students in the following ways:

  • Develop their ideas in a creative way
  • Become skilful and intelligent when performing activities.
  • Learn how to select and apply skill, tactics and compositional ideas to suit activities.
  • To understand that it takes perseverance to achieve success in any given activity.
  • Develop positive attitude to participation in physical activity
  • Make informed decision about the importance of exercise in their lives.
  • Develop great leadership qualities through sport that will help them in future.
  • We hope to instil high level of respect and discipline through participation in Physical Education, especially in the area of cultivating good spirit of sportsmanship and fair play.

P.E. Department at James Hope College
Our goal is to create an environment where students are able to participate in wide range of activities that they would be able to build a very strong interest on as they grow up in life. Every student at James Hope College are encouraged to try out all sport activities in the school, without fear of failure. Students are challenged to improve on their level of physical fitness at all times.

Physical Education at JHC is delivered according to the following:

Key stage 3 (Years 7-9) (Theory and Practical lessons)
These classes receive two lessons of Physical Education every week

1. The students are expected to write Physical Education examination at the Junior WAEC level when they get to year 9.
2. Physical Education would be offered in key stage 4 for students who wish to offer it in IGCSE or WAEC examinations.

1. To promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, students should be taught:
i. To be physically active
ii. To adopt the best possible posture and the appropriate use of the body
iii. To engage in activities that develops cardiovascular health, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.
iv. To promote healthy decision making with regard to diet and lifestyle practices.

2. To ensure safe practice, students should be taught:
i. To respond readily to instructions
ii. To recognise and follow relevant rules, laws, codes, etiquette and safety procedures for different activities or events, in practice and during competition.
iii. To warm up for and recover from exercise.

The lesson will be divided into three parts;
1. Warm-up—this will consist of jogging, stretching and aerobic activities. The emphasis is to prepare the body for physical activity.

2. The body of the lesson will be the focus skill or activity for the session. Students will have the opportunity to acquire and develop their skill as well as to select and apply these in small-sided games and in a competition situation.

3. Cool down and evaluation of the lesson. Students discuss the lesson and are asked to contribute to evaluating the work taught.

Students are given the opportunity to work together as a group or as individuals.

The following are the list of activities taught at James Hope College

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Handball
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastic activities
  • Athletics
  • Table Tennis

Safety is a prime concern in all aspects of physical education at James Hope College. It is important that the students have clear guidelines and understand the need for a safe environment for themselves and others to work in. Students will be taught the importance of rules and regulations in sport, which include the wearing of safety equipment for the particular sport. They will also be expected to respond appropriately for activity, and also removing of jewellery before the start of any activity. All venues for PE activities must be inspected before the commencement of any activity.

1. Essentials of Physical and Health Education for Junior Secondary School by Akinseye S. Erazmus
2. Comprehensive PE for Junior Secondary School by J O Uti and E O Ojeme
3. PE Essentials by Doug Neat
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