Weren’t those days the best when children used to play in the park, giggling with happiness and their faces glowing with energy? Nowadays, technology is overpowering the fun time of our children. Video games and smartphones are making them inactive in their daily routine. It not just hampers their overall health but also affects academic performance.
In such a backdrop, sports is one such thing that can aid in offering a holistic development of students. In fact, as per our philosophy, all students should take active participation in sports activities. Sports education in India is now a big thing, and everyone should adopt it as a tool to make students active individuals.
Here are some reasons why sports should be made an integral part of the school’s curriculum:
Teaches Essential Life Skills
Students may learn about the great poets of English Literature or how force is directly proportional to acceleration, but these things won’t teach them essential life skills. They will not learn how to interact with people or feel confident while giving a presentation. However, if they play sports, opportunities to learn these things will knock on their door every day.
While participating in sports, they will get the chance to develop their reactions to a situation and must act quickly by analysing and examining the facts. All such activities tend to improve and build strong life skills that can be of great help in the future. Some common skills that get a boost when students play sports include:
- Social Skills
- Strong Memory
- Team Work
Improves Academic Performance
‘How sports benefits education?’ – This is one of the most common questions that parents ask when we talk about sports in school. Well, studies have suggested that physical activities play a vital role in the development of the brain. Sports not only reduce stress but also lead to improved creativity and better concentration power among students which automatically is reflected in their academic performance.
If students constantly focus on studying and do not involve themselves in stress-busting activities, it can affect their academic performance and also exhaust their mind.
Modern day’s lifestyle has made our kids inactive. They are so used to comfort that even picking up the TV remote seems a big task for them. Such inactiveness and sluggish behaviour leads to health issues – with obesity topping the list.
By playing sports, students can achieve a healthy lifestyle that further improves their overall health and maintains body weight too.
While many people still don’t understand what is sports education, we at Genesis Global School realise its potential and help our scholars make most of the available opportunities. Be it Delhi Olympic Games, Jaypee Open Tennis Tournament or Fox Golf Junior Tournament; our scholars have participated in various national and international tournaments.
To name one such achievement , our talented scholar Samayara Panwar recently achieved the first rank in Under 13 Girls Badminton and will now receive training from National Badminton Coach, Gopichand. Safe to say, sports not only improve students’ health but also offers them golden opportunities to achieve success in life.
To Sum Up
“Play a sport. It will teach you how to win honourably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble.”
Whoever said these words certainly understood why sports education is important. At our school premises, we offer a wide range of sports activities to cater to the diverse interests of our scholars. We offer world-class facilities in 21 different games and sports such as shooting, horse riding, fencing, golf, football and others. To know more, visit our campus soon.