CBSE has declared to make one period of sports per day mandatory for classes 1 to 12 from the academic year 2019-20. The board will also focus on providing a curriculum for health and physical education which would also include life skill in all its affiliated schools. The curriculum would comprise of individual and group activities, sports, health education and social Empowerment through Work Education and Action (SEWA) having no theory class and shall carry 100 marks. The curriculum is designed so as to include children with special needs too.
This change will ensure physical activity in a child’s daily routine and early spotting of talented children for providing focused training. What is interesting is that in the absence of specialised sports teacher, the class in-charge will be responsible to make sure each child participates in some physical activity.
Source: The Indian Express