2020, Vol. 5, Issue 2
Age appropriate physical activity: The need of the hour in schools
Author(s): Vivek R and Dr. R Ram Mohan Singh
Age appropriate physical activity has never got its due in numerous schools in India. It is common sight to see students from primary to secondary grade in schools use the same set of equipment to play some random games during physical education classes. Also, as the kids build up their mental and physical fortitude, they ought to participate in physical activities according to their age. Hence, this assessment was proposed to assess the impact of what normally is going on in schools and how an age appropriate activity program could influence the interest and fitness of school going boys. For the purpose of this study agility and flexibility as selected as criterion measure. Hundred and twenty trainees were chosen from Fatima Primary school in Puducherry. Their age ranged from five to ten years. The participants were separated into three age classifications of forty individuals each according to the age group mentioned below. Five to Six years, Seven to eight years and Nine to ten years. The forty selected age appropriate participants were further partitioned into control and experimental group in all the three classifications. Consequently, each set comprised of twenty members. Just the experimental group was exposed to age appropriate physical activity program for about four months and control bunch didn't follow any special treatment modalities other than their normal routine activities during their physical education period. The testing instrument utilized for assessment of flexibility was sit and reach test and T-test were utilized to evaluate agility. The results of pre and post-test were analysed by Paired T-test and descriptive statistics. The investigation concluded that the age appropriate physical activities program has better effect on flexibility and agility of school students and that flexibility and agility was best improved among five to six and nine to ten years children respectively.
Pages: 203-207 | 68 Views 1 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Vivek R, Dr. R Ram Mohan Singh. Age appropriate physical activity: The need of the hour in schools. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2020;5(2):203-207.