While both physical education and activity revolve around fitness and health, education is what teaches us about the importance of being active, whereas activity is when we utilise this knowledge and execute it. Thus, physical education is ‘an all encompassing term including fitness, skills, movement, dance, recreation, health, games and sport plus the appropriate values and knowledge of each.’ (Konjarski 2011). Physical education aims to provide students with the knowledge they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, it helps children recognise the necessity and fundamentals to not living a sedentary lifestyle. It also assists children in understanding their body and how it functions. Moreover, it helps them recognise the risks involved in dire behaviours such as drug-use and smoking. Overall, physical education teaches children the values of physical fitness and how it is necessary for optimal health and wellbeing. In contrast, ‘physical activity is defined as all movements in everyday life, including work, recreation, exercise and sporting activities. It can be structured or unstructured, planned or incidental.’ (Breuer 2002). Physical activity has several benefits to children. For instance: promoting proper growth and development, teaching them various physical activities that can be practised in later life and learning the importance of physical activity over electronic media and devices which can lead them into a sedentary lifestyle. In essence, children need physical education to understand the importance of physical activity. Furthermore, they need physical activity in order to maintain healthy lifestyles. In highlighting the difference between physical activity and physical education, we see that both are crucial to children for many reasons and the exclusion of both could impact the lives of children drastically. However there are some schools that do not understand this concept; and the importance it has on our future generation.