Knowledge Update

Value of Sports and Games in Schools

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The normal life for any undergraduate may be filled with numerous tasks, ranging from attending classes to and lectures, to assignments, to socializing in students clubs amongst others. While these activities are important for developing a student's academic capacity, taking a break from classrooms and lectures to rejuvenate in sports, are some of the best ways to regain the energy lost, enhance your personality and add extra value to the overall students' wellbeing.

The value of participating in sports in the university, will not only help the students to stay fit and healthy but they also learn effective ways to handle pressure in times of crisis. Here are some of the amazing benefits that sports offer to students? Let us discuss them in detail.

Sport is an important learning environment for children. Numerous studies have shown that children who play sports perform better at school. It is also within sport that peer status and peer acceptance is established and developed. Sports experiences help building positive self- esteem in children.

Sports instil discipline in children which is beneficial in their future endeavours. They learn the importance of setting goals and then working towards achieving those goals. By doing so, they learn that working hard is the only way to attain what they want.

Strategic thinking, motor skills and math are mastered by playing sports. Students develop improved thinking as they find the best opportunity to score in a football match. On the other hand, they use their math skills to calculate starts and scores.

Students involved in sports realize the destructive effects of drug abuse. Moreover, participating in sports keeps them occupied. Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) tries to strike the right balance between education and sports and try to make sports fun so that students take more interest in various sports.

Sports help students build up physical abilities such as stamina, power, agility, flexibility, endurance, speed, balance etc. which are important not only now but also after taking up your career and prevents you from getting any physical trauma.

 

References:

WERNER W.K. & SHARON A. H. (2005). Fitness and Wellness Six Edition. Wadsworth United State of America.

Garry Egger, Nigel Champion & Allan Bolton (2000). "The Fitness Leader’s Handbook" Fourth Edition. A & C Black. London

 

Mr. Musa Muhammad is the Head of Sports, Skyline University Nigeria. He has a BSC Ed. in Physical and Health Education from Bayero University Kano (BUK), Nigeria.

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