Empathy is defined as the ability to focus on what other people are thinking and understand how other people see things. In your PE lessons, you will work through a wide range of activities, some of which you will feel comfortable in and others that you will struggle with. When you are working with someone who may want to give up on an activity or game, think about a unit where you had those feelings. What would you have liked someone to have said to you? What made you keep going? How can your knowledge and understanding help your team mate to not give up?

In your lessons your teacher will ask you to work with different groups and in different roles. Everyone in your class will at one point or another need your support, just as at some point you will need support. Being able to offer this and encourage others is what your teacher is looking for when we refer to empathy.