Physical Education is Back! Ta’allum Students Strive for Fitness

Physical Education is Back! Ta’allum Students Strive for Fitness  

After a lengthy time when practical Physical Education has been restricted in schools due to Covid 19, Physical Education is returning ‘safely’ to Ta’allum schools. Ta’allum students are eagerly looking forward to re-engaging in physical exercise. Research underlines how important Physical Education is for confidence, alertness and physical well- being. 

The resumption follows the recent updated guidance from the MOE, stating that practical Physical Education lessons can now restart across Qatar schools. MoE guidelines now permit Physical Education both outdoors and indoors, with some key restrictions to maintain Covid safety practice. Ta’allum schools follow very strict safety measures in a system of controls. There are no ‘contact’ or team sports, no use of equipment and social distancing. 

Ta’allum Physical Education teachers have been busy planning their new lessons. Planned activities focus on individual fitness activities such as: running, jumping, exercises, fitness, Aerobics, gymmastics, movement, agility, and personal challenges. Ta’allum’s specialist PE staff have reviewed which activities are possible. The girls at Al Jazeera Academy will be engaging in the ‘Cardiovascular Endurance Challenge.’

Izrar Khan Head of Physical Education at Al Maha Academy for Boys has designed a unique curriculum around the concept of ‘Tabata training.’ This method was introduced by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo. Tabata is a form of cardiovascular exercise that delivers many health benefits. It is is a form of high-intensity training, that includes eight rounds. Each round consists of 20 seconds of intense activity followed by 10 seconds of rest, for eight rounds altogether.  

Ta’allum’s Director of Education, Dr Mohammed Saefan said ‘Keeping active is a vital part of every child’s education, as well as being important for their mental and physical health. Our schools have carefully planned this return to the physical activity taking account of all the appropriate safety guidance.’ 

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