SPORTING ACTIVITIES

SPORTING ACTIVITIES

The Core Sporting activity sessions are planned for students with advanced skills and are conducted 2-3 times a week for 1 to 2 hours depending on the sport. These rigorous training sessions focus on tactics and on enhancing performance through advanced skills. The Heads along with the Physical Education Department, the parent and the student chalk out the goal towards excellence. The Class teachers constantly monitor the child’s academic progress during the time when she/ he is absent from class for a long period whilst preparing and participating in competitions.

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The Importance of Sports and Physical Education

Physical activity is essential to the health and development of a child. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the rate of childhood obesity has tripled over the past 30 years. Childhood obesity can lead to a variety of health problems, both immediate and long-term. Not only are obese children and adolescents currently at greater risk for maladies such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes and bone and joint problems, as adults they are also more likely to develop serious illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. Research also shows that obesity can have a negative impact on one's self-esteem. As an institution where kids spend eight hours of their day, schools have an inherent responsibility to provide an environment conducive to both mental and physical productivity. Through sports and physical education, children and adolescents can learn to have a healthier lifestyle, prevent health problems and build their confidence.