Why are Sports Important in Schools?

When I think of school, the first thought that comes to my mind is the playground and how much fun it was to play with my friends. And how alive I felt after sweating in that summer heat for hours and laughing and rolling around on the grass. Our sports teacher would push us till the end to do something, anything, to keep our body moving. And I realize now the importance of why she pushed and pushed us so much.

Sports teach us so many things and it’s important that we latch on to it when we still have the time, energy, and the ability to grasp new things easily. After getting out of school, being in college, no one worries about you or what you are doing. Nobody will push you to play any sport or go to the gym. It’s our own free will if we want to do it or not. And trust me it gets late when you finally realize that.

When a child’s in, a lot of energy flows through his veins. He is in a growing phase of his life and grows bigger day by day. The physical development that takes place and with it comes to the challenges. At times like these, sports play a vital role by acting as an opportunity for them to take out that frustration and aggression and convert them into opportunities. And he needs to focus that energy on more positive activities.

What better way than sports.

Mandela said and I quote, “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair.”

Sports also feign as a fun time that helps a child to explore his options. When in school, we have plenty of free time on our hands. And what better way to grow healthy than sports. It teaches us team play, helps us find our goal, our aim, helps in the betterment of our social skills, find new friends with the same interest, makes us responsible in so many ways.