Games And Sports:
The importance of sports and games in school encompasses more than just the benefit of physical activity. Increase in self-esteem and mental alertness make school sports and games necessary for every school age child.
Games and sports are an integral part of a student’s life. A student should study hard to be successful in competitive examinations. But, he should also play games and sports to enjoy the health and vigor of life.
The benefits of playing sports are multiple, and it leads to balanced mental and physical growth. It teaches the children life skills like teamwork, leadership, patience. It inculcates discipline and playing within the rules. Builds sportsmanship, which is to play within the spirits of the game and to deal with both winning and losing with grace. All of these experiences and habits are also useful in adult life.
Playing and excelling in sports also teaches kids the importance of hard work, perseverance, learning from failure, and importance of grasping opportunities.
Sports also results in improvement in self-esteem for certain students who may not be good in academics and makes them believe in themselves, which may result in improved academic performance. It also serves as the best ice-breaker for newer students, and helps in faster assimilation.