Promoting Sports and Games in SchoolsAugust 22, 2018
It is imperative for schools to ensure that students have access to sports and games. The importance of sports in schools encompasses more than the benefits of physical activity.
Any initial interest in athletics or any particular game shown by a child must be noticed and encouraged by the parents. Spending time with the child be it while taking a brisk walk, jogging, playing a sport or taking the child swimming is necessary as the child will be aware of being active.
Youngsters who play sports in school often enjoy enhanced social interaction. Playing sports enables children to form friendships where integrity and loyalty truly matter on and off the field. The more integrated, the youngster feels in an environment, it shall reflect in his overall performance.
Sports help children inculcate values like sportsmanship, character building, and team spirit. Sports can strengthen a child’s emotional quotient from an early age as he is exposed to the highs and lows that come with success and failure. The valuable lesson of perseverance, dedication is instilled in the child through practical learning.
Students learn to lead a more disciplined regime as they learn to focus and excel at a specific sport. They learn to strike the correct balance between academics and sports. Certain sports like basketball besides contributing to the physical development, good posture, the tactics and strategies deployed by the player can help in different aspects of life as well. Sports experiences help in building positive self-esteem in children. Participating in sports tends to be a helpful way of reducing stress and increasing feelings of physical, mental and emotional well-being. The point is to keep the body healthy so that the mind is strong and clear.
When a child has engaged actively in sports, all his senses, Locomotor system, and intellectual capacities are constantly being developed.
Sports is a very powerful tool that can break down barriers to make the significant contribution to enhance the physical, mental, social and emotional well-being of children.
Let Sports be an inexhaustible source of inspiration and happiness for children.