Primary School Sports Education

The value of sports education was never more emphasized than it is now. Primary school sports and games are an integral aspect of overall child education and have begun to attain due significance. Participation in primary school sports and games is crucial, especially in a child’s growing years, to improve their physical, social, mental, and intellectual health. 

Having said that, most definitely, we should all also vouch for the fact that, among primary school students, sports education inculcates various soft skills such as leadership, cooperation, sharing teamwork, integrity, team spirit, empathy and many more. Realizing its significance, we at Genesis Global School have taken measures towards providing comprehensive PE & sports education within and beyond school hours.

Here, we have mentioned some of the benefits of introducing primary school sports games: 

  • Social Skills 

Participation in primary school sports games can help children develop social competencies that will benefit them throughout their lives. They learn to not only interact with their coaches and sports officials but also with other children of their age. Children learn teamwork skills, team management skills and relationship skills that can benefit them in education, their future careers and personal relationships. 

  • Self-Esteem 

Participation in sports and games will always have a positive impact on a child’s self-esteem. Children who take part in primary school sports and games earn support and motivation from coaches and friends, which helps them with building self-confidence. They also learn to trust and drive themselves to their strengths. Constructive criticism is also a big part of engagement in sports games, and young children learn to embrace and use these criticisms to their benefit. 

  • Academic Success 

Sports and games for primary school students act as a recreational activity for them. It helps reduce the pressure students usually feel in school due to assignment deadlines and exams. It thus enables them to study with a fresh mind and do well in academics. They can contribute to their studies, the same values of discipline and hard work gained from their sports activity. 

  • Determination 

Sports education teaches perseverance and endurance. A player learns how to work hard and maintain discipline while practicing any form of sport. Sports and games for primary school are essential to make students understand the value of determination and commitment towards a particular sport.  

  • Lifelong Health 

Participation in sports encourages fitness and wellbeing not only in adolescence but throughout a person’s lifespan. We let our students indulge in primary school sports and games such as swimming and golf that are extremely useful because the child can continue to play as an adult and benefit from the physical exercise. Also, children who participate in sports are more aware of healthy lifestyle choices. While participation in sports is an excellent way to encourage health and wellbeing, parents must promote healthy eating and be positive role models. 

  • Improves Mental Health 

The benefit of primary school sports and games to the mental health of a student is immense. Improved physical fitness and social activities lead to a stable emotional state. Physical exercise sets the tone for a healthy night’s sleep, while obesity is related to sleep apnea, induced by inactivity. In addition to adequate sleep, daily physical exercise often provides the time to engage in sports and to communicate with others.  

Women safety in India

In India Sati, Sabitri, Durga, Laxmi are worshipped by people treating them as goddesses where as there is increasing number of violence against women. The amount of violence against women has increased by many fold due to the greater exposure of women in every field of life. Women were previously restricted to the four walls of the houses and after globalisation they have got the chances and opportunities to stand equally in all sectors at par with male. Women are now a days cab drivers and they are also the CEO of top companies.

It is a good sign that the patriarchal mind set of the society has changed to some extent but not to the extent it was supposed to. It is the same mind set that restricts women to go out and work making them as a tool for domestication. It is the same mind set that treats males as superior than female and always try to dominate the women folk.

There are different kinds of tools that is being used by the male dominated society to prove their domination over the female. Eve teasing, sexual harassment, rape, domestic violence against women are these weapons used by the male to display the male superiority. This is one of the prime reason violence is increasing in India and women safety is a concern in India.

Along with the mind set the slow pace of operation of Indian judiciary is another major reason for the increasing women safety in India. The police of India is not efficient and not neutral and that is the reason why the cases of violence against women takes long time in the investigation phase. In the name of social pressure and shame many women did not come out and report the matter to police. This is one of the many reasons why the number of cases reported are less than the actual number of violence happening against women.

It is a shame that rapes take place everyday. Rape is a disease which attacks from everywhere to everywhere. It is an evil that has no boundaries. It is present in every nook and corner of the world. It doesn’t differentiate between a 3-year-old kid and an 80-year-old lady. From parties to workplaces to our homes, rape and harassment have become a norm. The survivors of these heinous crimes are then left to be humiliated throughout their life. Some of them even spend their whole “after rape life” on ventilators or they are burnt alive.

In order to improve women safety in India the first task is to improve the number of women in every sphere of society. Along with that the change in mind set of people is very essential for the safety of women. From family to educational institutions men should be taught about respecting females. Further, there should be fast-track courts to hear the cases and they cases should be investigated in a time bound manner. Only strict laws can not solve the problem of women safety in India rather the implementation of these laws in a time bound manner can solve the issue to a large extent.

Courtesy: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/the-rock-bottom/women-safety-in-india/