Programme’s of physical education in an educational institute include games and sports, Physical exercise and all other health related as well as recreational activities. All the activities performed by a physical education teacher are included in physical education programmes.

Physical education programmes are divided in three categories.

1) Service programmePhysical-Education

2) Intramural Sports

3) Extramural sports


1. Service programme


In an educational institution service programme of physical education includes government instructions about physical education. Physical education class, competition, assembly and local instructions etc. A physical education teacher has observed all these programmes.

2. Intramural sports


Intramural is a Latin word. Intra means inside and mural means wall. So intramural sports mean all the games and sports taking place within the boundary of a school or college or university. For example annual sports competitions 2 class or two groups

as – ix vs x cricket match of class vi A section vs vi B section competition of any type.


3. Extramural sports


Extra means outside and mural means wall. So all the games and sports competitions outside the wall are called extramural sports. The games and sports or any type of competition of one school or college with or other are commonly called extramural competition.

For examples – inter school, inter college, inter university, inter club etc.

By participating in an extramural competition the strength of one’s own team can be tested. Players of different standard participate in such types of competitions. As a result coming in close contact with good players one can learn good behavior and better technique from them. Through these competitions students can develop team spirit, mutual understanding, competitive attitude and good relationship.


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