The jury is in: Girls are more active in single-sex PE classes

Girls prefer single-sex PE classes and sporting activities.

Researchers have found that mixed-sex sporting activities at school reinforce existing gender stereotypes that boys are ‘better’ at sport, leading to girls being discouraged from taking part. In addition, especially during adolescence when girls are highly conscious of body image and weight, they are reluctant to wear physical education (PE) uniforms or take part in PE classes and sporting activities with boys. Unsurprisingly, multiple studies find that girls prefer female-only PE classes, sports, fitness activities and outdoor education.

Read the full article from the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia here.

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