Since April 8, all schools in Singapore have shifted to home-based learning (HBL) as part of the government's elevated safe distancing measures.
And being stuck at home is no excuse for not moving that body.
Physical education during home-based learning
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung took to Facebook on April 15 to share about some of the improvements being made to physical education (PE) lessons during the HBL period.
And yes, it dispels the myth that PE lessons have been cancelled.
In his post, Ong cited the example of Jing Shan Primary School's PE teachers, who live stream exercises on YouTube for lower and upper primary students on Mondays and Wednesdays respectively.
Ong added that the workout typically lasts half an hour.
Ong's post comes after a letter to the press was published in The Straits Times, griping about how the HBL curriculum did not appear have a proper schedule to follow.
PE lessons are based on a syllabus and even structured around character and citizenship education
Ong also pointed out that many people do not know that PE lessons are based on a syllabus.
According to him, PE lessons are "structured around flexibility, strength, coordination" and even character and citizenship education (CCE) lessons like "teamwork and resilience".
Ong then ended off his post by urging parents to encourage their children to participate actively in PE lessons, and even join in too.
You can view his full post here:
Top image via Ong Ye Kung on Facebook