Intermediate Pupils’ Physical Activity Level in the Time of Pandemic


The onset of the pandemic opened new challenges for everyone which transcends not just from the type of learning delivery and the curriculum to follow, but also to the extent of how the schools can sustain their learners by doing physical activities even at home. Being part of the objectives of Physical Education, it is essential that the school and its teachers know the physical activity level of the pupils and what barriers they face that hinder them to be physically active. Thus, in the course of this study, a survey was administered to the intermediate pupils in Pasig City, Philippines to reveal their physical activity levels. Using the predictive correlational design, it was discovered that both Grades 4 and 5 pupil-respondents have low physical activity while both Grade 6 pupils, showed average physical activity levels. The administered survey also showed that Grade 4 pupils are influenced by a Lack of Willpower that hinders them from being active. On the other hand, the Grade 5, Grade 6, and FLCS pupils all perceived that it is the Lack of Energy that prevents them from moving. With these data, it can be recommended that learners should be exposed to and encouraged to integrate physical activities in school through a structured Fitness Log Sheet and Physical Activity Moments during the Morning Rites, Homeroom-Advisory Period, and 5-minute before-class stretching. On the other hand, a look at the schoolwork loads should be reviewed to mitigate pupils' Lack of Energy.

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Sara Jane Sanclaria-Cruz, Rizal Technological University, Philippines
Mylene Capino, St. Paul College Pasig, Philippines

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Conference: ERI2023
Stream: Learner Experience Design

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