Remembering my Physical Education in my Youthful Years
I have always been an obedient child and I am often told that I need to study hard so I can have a bright future. While I know that to be true as I grew up, I always embraced the other part of growing up, that is, discovering myself and watching the curtains unravel as I take over my stage.
The world is my stage, and I am the star.
Growing up, I discovered the joy of being physically active. My extra-curricular grades have always been above 95 and most of the time, it is 100 because I volunteer a lot. When I am asked what my favorite subject is, it’s always PE. I’m that kind of girl who would study hard because I need to learn, but also take time to do active sports. In my case, it was dancing. ??
I discovered my love for dance back in Grade 4 when our batch had to perform a “field demonstration.” Everyone dances. I was still tall-ish at that time (stopped growing when I had my period), and I am usually positioned at the back of the line, because everyone is always lined up according to height!
Then for some reason, I enjoyed dancing way too much that the teacher placed me in front of the line ?
Since then, I joined dance clubs and participated in Folk Dance competitions. I also joined our college department’s PEP squad!
It was a great childhood where I wasn’t in a possession of any gadget or cellphone, forcing me to interact with my classmates and always find something active to do.
Nowadays, school children have higher risk of obesity which is contributed by lack of physical activities. This brings to question the effectivity of our health & wellness and sports education and what we are doing about it.
This brings much concern that the University of the Philippines’ College of Human Kineticks (UP-CHK), in partnership with Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil), organized the upcoming first ever 3-day international academic sports event in the Philippines, the 2016 International Conference on Sport Pedagogy, Health, and Wellness (ICSPHW 2016).
P.E. Plus: Retooling Physical Education and School Sports for Inclusion, Development and Competition, will be held from November 18 to 20, 2016 at the Celebrity Sports Plaza and the UP Diliman campus in Quezon city.
The event will host a pool of lectures and trainings from distinguished sports scholars across the globe. This conference aims to highlight the important of games, play, and physical activity for the development of students, athletes and sports advocates.
This event is also supported by MILO Philippines and endorsed by the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), and the Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS), among other institutions.