Along with many others, I would argue that there is risk in almost everything we do. Moreover, safety cannot be guaranteed or ensured because unforeseen conditions, improper decisions and poor judgment can all generate risk or hazard. Physical education and its essentially practica

lelement, by its very nature, involves challenge and potential risk. It is recognised as a subject with inherent risk:

The value of school sports and physical education is not disputed and there is no suggestion that these activities have to be avoided simply because they carry an inherent risk of injury. However, if an activity is acceptable regardless of its dangers, teachers in charge must minimise those risks by seeing that the activity is carried out in a safe way.