Why We Need Sports in School Curriculum?
It is needless to say that regular physical activity in one’s life not only helps him stay healthy but also improves his emotional fitness. Practicing such activities right from childhood is a great idea as it helps the children to make it a part of their daily life with ease. That is why CGR International School considers having sports in school curriculum as a healthy thought.
Let’s discuss a few of the most important advantages of making sports a part of the school curriculum.
- Keeps children healthy
Regular sports activities can help students stay healthy and avoid uninvited illness. It reduces the risk of obesity which is a common issue among today’s kids. Regular exercise also benefits the kids in terms of increasing their cardiovascular fitness and bone density.
- Increases agility
Arts and crafts can bolster the liveliness dexterity of a child. With practice and perfection of fine motor skills, a child’s manual dexterity, quickness and artistic skills will also improve.
- Boosts self-esteem in them
Researches have proved that physical activities enhance students’ self-confidence and self-esteem. Small gestures like a handshake with the coach, a pat on the back from friends, a high-five or praise of words from trainers and parents help boost their self-esteem.
- Develops leadership quality
Sports sometimes demand the role of a team leader, which develops the leadership skill in the kids. Leading a team in the school days helps them boost their leadership quality which as a result makes them good decision makers in future.
- Makes the kids more social
Being a part of a sports team has lots of advantages for the students. It helps them interact with people of all age groups. Thus, helps them make more friends and make them able to face every situation in life with a positive attitude.
- Instils discipline in students
Sports activities inculcate in the students the important qualities of discipline which gives them a self-boost to deal with many situations of their lives. Taking part in sports activities teaches the pupils physical, mental as well as tactical discipline.
- Improves sleep
Having a peaceful sleep for 8 hours is highly necessary for the kids. Studies and researches have proved that involvement in sports activities enables the children to get a better sleep.
Conclusion: However, Children can also play without a trainer or coach in their leisure time. Give them the liberty to play with minimal support and guidance to ensure that they are safe. Let them form their own teams, take the lead and play for fun.