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Safe participation in physical activity and fair play

Knowledge (Concepts to be learned)
Attitudes (Behaviour)


Student constructs knowledge with teacher guidance.

Student applies knowledge by the end of the school year.


Student reinvests knowledge.

E: The letter E indicates that some of the concepts related to this topic were covered in elementary school.


  1. Safe participation in physical activity1
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  1. Wears appropriate clothing for a given physical activity
    (e.g. appropriate clothing for the weather conditions)
  1. Warms up or cools down in relation to the physical activity involved
    (e.g. doing dynamic stretching exercises before a sprint)
  1. Places, uses and puts away the equipment appropriately
    (e.g. replacing covers on post anchors)
  1. Handles heavy equipment or objects safely, either alone or with others
    (e.g. flexing the knees and hips to lift volleyball posts, holding the load as close to the body as possible)
  1. Chooses a partner of the same size and weight as him/herself, if applicable
    (e.g. in a combat sport, pair up with a student of the same strength)
  1. Applies the standards and regulations of sports federations, if applicable
    (e.g. wearing the required protective equipment)
  1. Uses simple treatments to prevent or relieve aches and injuries resulting from a physical activity
    (e.g. stopping the activity, applying ice on a sprain, using a bronchodilator before an activity)
  1. Reacts appropriately to potentially dangerous situations
    (e.g. picking up an object lying on the playing field)
  1. Performs exercises safely, according to the physical activity involved
    (e.g. aligning the segments and flexing the knees to lift a load, avoiding hyperextensions)

Knowledge (Concepts to be learned)
Attitudes (Behaviour)

1.  Knowledge associated with safety in physical activities is aimed at preventing or reducing the risk of injury as much as possible.

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