Grade-conscious parents tend to question the rationale for sporting activities in schools; Little do they know that the benefit of sports in school isn’t merely physical. Sports has been identified to play a major role in building the self-esteem and mental alertness of a child; it is a constitutional part of a child’s life.
The Case for Sports in Schools
Of course, a child should study hard to excel in examinations, this, however, should not be to the detriment of enjoying the health and vigour of life which engaging in sporting activities provides. All work and no play makes the proverbial Jack a dull boy. Children who actively participate in sports have been reported to exhibit increased social relations and higher self-esteem. Sports, therefore, meets the physical, emotional, social, physiological and intellectual needs of learners. Through play, children are able to relate to their unacquainted world and gain the desired experiences.
Top schools in Nigeria do not only integrate sports into their curriculum, they provide facilities that enable students to recognize and develop their sporting talents. In no particular order, here are top schools in Nigeria with amazing sports facilities.
There is a standard basketball court in the school where students come out to play and interact. Do you know that it has been discovered basketball build endurance and develop concentration and self-discipline in students? it is a social sports that teaches students how to become a good team player.
White dove Schools has a Football pitch with a natural turf. Majority of students in schools have a great passion for football. With a football pitch in a school, it will help the dreams and passion of those students to keep burning.
Many believe that Acrobatic exercise should be done by adults but the best time to start this Acrobatic exercise is during childhood. It is a source of physical well-being and it helps the flexibility of the body. Silversand has an acrobatic class for the children.
Silversands High School encourages cycling as a sports activity in their environment. it has been discovered that cycling is aerobic which help to work out the heart, blood vessel and lungs.
Image Source: Imaad Schools
Sports activities are not limited by age. Imaad school has a field where pupils are allowed to participate in any sports activities. Imaad school practice Judo sport which originated in Japan. It’s a martial art that is celebrated worldwide. Many parents don’t know that Judo sports add lots of value to their children such as respect, self-esteem, friendship, loyalty, courage for what is right, honour, self-control, modesty etc
The Bell Comprehensive Secondary school is known for its indoor sports activities such as long tennis, basketball, volleyball etc. Playing indoor sport is an excellent measure where children spend their leisure time. it has also been discovered that indoor sports activities aid relaxation and social interaction in children.
We don’t think our list is exhaustive and we will be happy to add more schools. To add your school to this list, simply comment with the name of your school in the box below, sign up or log in to your profile on SchoolsCompass and upload the image of your sports facilities.
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