6 reasons why sports is important in a student's life
Posted by Strategic Communications, JGI Group on 27 November 2017
Sports are a crucial part of a student’s growth and development. They help in the development of mental health and physical fitness of the body. Through participation in sports and games, a student gains various skills, experience and confidence that are helpful for developing their personality.
At Jain Heritage School, the best CBSE School in Bangalore, sports is an important part of the curriculum. The school is well equipped with multi-sporting facilities that include cricket, tennis, basketball, volleyball and other indoor games. The school not only aims to improve a student's physical abilities but also instill a sense of good sportsmanship in them.
Given below are the reasons why sports and games are essential in a student’s life:
Improves physical and mental health - One of the main benefits of sports and games is to boost the physical and mental health of a student. Sports is played between teams in a healthy competitive environment which ensures that the student remains active and fit. Outdoor sports like football, cricket, tennis, swimming, running, etc, keeps the body and mind active and engaged. Indoor games like chess, badminton, and table tennis enhance the concentration level of the student. It also strengthens the immunity system of the body and energizes them.
Empower students with life skills - While sports not only help in developing physical and mental health, it also develops the life skills of a student’s personality. It enhances their capabilities and helps them to have a better understanding of themselves. Sports also help in developing social skills and getting along with people. They learn to interact not only with children of their age but also with adults like their coaches and seniors. Additionally, children acquire decision-making skills through various team activities.
Learn time management and discipline - Constructive use of time and discipline is a major characteristic of any sportsperson. If a student plays a sport, he/she needs to show the commitment of time to be in a particular place at a particular time everyday as a part of their routine. He/she must be patient, disciplined which will enable the student to cope with criticism and setbacks. Each sport has a set of rules and regulations to be followed which helps the students to stay fit and disciplined.
Improved leadership and team building qualities - Sports is all about teamwork. Jain Heritage School encourages team sports such as football, cricket, basketball etc. which gives an individual a sense of identity and belonging to a group. Such sports encourage children to showcase their talent and communicate with their team members. It also helps to identify and hone their leadership skills which add values to their personality.
Winning and losing is all part of the game - Sports is not always about winning. It is about fair play and believing in equality and justice. Losing is a part and parcel of any game and accepting defeat in a positive competitive spirit distinguishes a true sportsperson which propels him/her to strive harder the next time to achieve what he/she missed out on the previous game.
Boost self-confidence - Scoring a goal, hitting a six or winning a race not only makes a student happy but also it boosts their confidence. Performing in front of a crowd which is constantly noticing your each and every move can be quite unnerving. But a sportsperson is one with focus, patience, the right amount of confidence having a never-say-die attitude.
Professional training is imparted to students of Jain Heritage School who are between the ages of 6-14 years. This includes three and a half hours of specialized sports training in Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Snooker/Billiards, Cricket, Tennis, Table Tennis, Football and Swimming.
An exclusive academic program with flexible timings is designed to meet the needs of students. Training programs are designed by international/national coaches who visit the school regularly and monitor the progress of the students. Our students enjoy their round of sports at the state-of-the-art sports complex known as "KREEDA". All the above reasons show how sport and games are an integral part of the education system and must be incorporated in every school.