What is Sport?
Time 35 mins

Difficulty Beginner
Prerequisites None
Departments Physical Education
Authors Raymond Chan
Groupings Individual
Minimum Year Group None


An introduction into the PE free learning modules. This will give you a grounding for what to expect from the other units you can lead into.


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10 mins
What is Sport?

Think about or discuss with your partner/group what you consider to be a sport.

Watch this video below.  Discuss what is their definition of sport?  Do you agree?  Can you think of any examples of sport that does not fit in with this definition? 

Humans are likely to have almost always engaged in sporting activities to pass the time.  Can you find examples of sport from ancient history?  Are there any modern sports you can think of which are not included in the above video?

10 mins
Why do we do sport?

What reasons can you give for taking part in sport?  Discuss with a partner.

Now watch this video:

Are there any reasons which are similar to yours?  Did it include anything new you hadn't considered?  Did it have anything missing from your list?

15 mins
Finishing up

You will often be making videos as a way of assessing your learning in PE free learning units.

Make a video of yourself showing that you have a good understanding of the following:

What is a definition of sport?

What examples of sport do you know?

What reasons are there for taking part in sport?  Give as many reasons as you can.


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