As a part of the Physical intervention plan in the School Health Action Research Project, the aim is to teach physical exercise, yoga and stretching exercise and encourage the students to practice daily as a routine for improving their fitness, flexibility and healthy body with the help of the Physical education teacher. Personal and parental counselling, lifestyle modification suggestions, and I.E.C. materials were distributed to the children and their parents. In continuation to this, all the physical instructors of the five government schools were asked to conduct warm-ups, physical exercise, and stretching activities at their respective schools.
Mr Narayanan, physical education teacher of the Kamarajar Govt. Boys High School, Muthiyalpet, conducted yoga and physical activity session from 11 a.m. on July 11, 2022. Around 55 students participated in the physical activity session, including students of all ages, groups and sizes.
Mr Adhikesavan, physical instructor of M.O.H. Farook Maracair Girls Higher Secondary School, Kalapet, conducted yoga and stretching sessions. To burn the extra calories and achieve good flexibility was the fixed target. The session started at 9. 30 a.m; on July 11. Around 87 students were encouraged to participate in this physical activity session.
Mr Balamurugan, physical instructor of Government High School, Kalmandapam, started practising physical activity sessions at 3 p.m. on July 7, 2022. Around 41 students and some interested teachers took part in the session.
Mrs Jayabharathi, physical instructor of Government High School, Keezhparikalpet, conducted physical activity and games session at 3 p.m. on July 7. Around 36 students belonging to all categories participated in this one-hour session.
Mr Vinayagamourthy, physical instructor of C.R.N. Government Middle School, Lawspet, conducted the physical exercise session where at least 50 students joined from 3 p.m. on July 11, 2022.
By July, these programmes will be conducted at ten government schools. The response from the school authorities, students and parents is overwhelming, and the schools have requested to conduct such programmes regularly.