Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, visited Brocks Hill Primary School in Oadby on Friday 28th June 2019.
The visit took place during National School Sport Week 2019, which is co-ordinated by the Youth Sport Trust to highlight the importance of physical education and school sport in education.
Neil said, “It has been fantastic to visit Brocks Hill Primary School this National School Sport Week and see first-hand what a crucial role Physical Education and school sport are playing for pupils in the school. This is impacting on enhancing positive mental health and wellbeing.
Taking part in school sport and a good quality physical education not only gives young people the best chance of leading healthy, active lifestyles, but can also bring huge benefits in improving wellbeing, concentration and developing character and life skills.”
Michelle Walton, Headteacher at Brocks Hill Primary and Headteacher Ambassador for the Youth Sports Trust, said:
“At Brocks Hill we believe it is very important that every pupil has the opportunity to lead active, healthy lifestyles. We’re delighted that Mr O’Brien visited today to see first-hand the great work we are doing to promote PE and school sport across the school.
PE and support impacts on improving resilience, self-confidence and self-esteem which in turn enhances positive mental and physical wellbeing. It enables pupils to connect and develop self-awareness and to learn.
Taking part in the Prince William Award as well as PE and Sport also helps pupils to have an understanding of their individual character, their character within a team and develops leadership and responsibility.”