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The benefits of children doing sports in schools

As many schools offer the benefit of physical education, children will soon see the reason why it’s strongly encouraged for them to take part. Whether it’s an after school club or as part of their curriculum, sports in schools has a whole host of benefits for children.

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And as the advice from a top boarding school in Hertfordshire has shown, with its wide range of students’ sport activities, they continue to show their advantages.

Here are some key benefits to children getting involved in sports in schools:

Sports in schools can improve socialisation skills

More often than not children are meeting new people, getting to know different people and knowing the name behind the face. A lot of sports that happen in schools work with kids in different school years or different groups within the same year group. This means children have the chance to get to know other people. Socialising regularly is known to boost a person’s self-esteem and confidence.

Ability to use a range of different morale-boosting skills

A lot of sports, like football, netball, baseball and cricket are team based. Your child will have to work solid within their team in order to beat the other team. And it usually comes down to tactics, quick decision-making skills and following direction from a captain or team leader. This strengthens your child’s abilities at the sport, as well as giving them a huge self-esteem boost for being able to follow effective orders. This is a great benefit of children doing sports in schools.

Children doing sports in schools and playing football on a field

Doing sports in schools can benefit their mental health

Regular sport and exercise is known to improve your physical fitness and performance. Which is huge for children that have a dedicated passion to a particular sport. Sports in schools are a great benefit for a child’s mental health as well. It gives them a break from hard study and revision to focus on something that exerts energy and gets them out of the classroom. Let them get their Best badminton shoes on, hit a few shuttlecocks, or send them to school with their favourite baseball jersey to hit a few balls, or tennis bags and let them burn off some energy on the court, and they’re much more likely to return to the classroom with a calmer mind and improved mental health.

PIN image of a group of boys hugging after winning a football game as part of sport in schools

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