A full physical education and sports program.
Each child age group has a designated outdoor play space, designed to meet the physical development of those children.
Our younger babies and toddlers have their own playgrounds, as well as opportunities to explore the larger playgrounds as appropriate.
The Before and After School Care playground is designed to encompass a wide range of physical activities and get the children outdoors with our physical education program. It includes the following features;
- Under cover multi-purpose all weather court that can be used for soccer, netball, touch football, basketball, etc—as well as general physical exercise and games.
- 60 metre running track.
- Half-size tennis court.
- Handball courts.
- Cricket practice nets.
Why Sport for Children?
Sports, whether team-based or individual, are a great activity for children that provide a variety of benefits other than physical activity. Participation in sports can help build self-esteem and confidence, can motivate children to excel academically and can help build social skills. Participation also can teach children the benefits of goal-setting and practice.
Physical activity is the most obvious benefit of sports participation. Children often spend too much time watching television or playing video games. But sports practices and games provide an opportunity for exercise that can help keep kids in shape and healthy.
Sports participation can help children develop social skills that will benefit them throughout their entire lives. They learn to interact not only with other children their age, but also with older individuals in their coaches and sports officials. Kids learn leadership skills, team-building skills and communication skills that will help them in school, their future career and personal relationships.
Participation in sports can have a huge positive impact on a child’s self-esteem and confidence. Children who participate in sports get praise and encouragement from coaches and parents, which helps to build self-confidence. They also learn to trust in their own abilities and push themselves. Positive Guidance is also a major part of sports participation, and young athletes learn to accept such guidance and use it to their benefit.
Sports participation promotes health and wellness not only through childhood but throughout a child’s lifetime. Sports such as swimming are especially beneficial because the child can continue to play as an adult, benefiting from the physical activity. Children who participate in sports might also be more aware of healthy food choices.