SPECIAL SPORTS PROGRAMME AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Physical Education is a vital part of a balanced school curriculum. Regular exercise improves both physical and mental health and there is growing evidence that it improves academic performance across the curriculum. Establishing good patterns of exercise in primary schools also provides learners with the foundation of an active and healthy lifestyle for life.
Sports help in the overall development and growth of a student. Students can perform better in academics by including sports in their daily routines. Sports will keep their mind fresh, and physically fit, and add discipline to their study routine. Skills such as coordination, multitasking, and situational awareness will help in enhancing their academic skills. in developing a healthy body and mind.
Physical Education is taught through a broad range of tasks, challenges, and physical activities. It includes cooperative, competitive, athletic, adventurous, and health-based contexts that are appropriate for each learning stage.
Learners will move for as much of each lesson as possible, with activities designed to promote their confidence, self-esteem, cognitive abilities and social skills.
Physical Education is about learning to move and about moving to learn. Learners develop movement skills through a wide variety of age-appropriate physical activities, including games, team sports, calisthenic, gymnastics, and dance.
They will improve their coordination, flexibility, speed, stamina, and strength. This course develops important social skills such as taking turns and sharing, as well as an understanding of leadership, collaboration, and fair play through a range of team and group activities.
Regular participation in table tennis supports bone strength, muscle control, and cardiovascular endurance for overall health.
Playing table tennis 2-3 times a week can increase strength by 20%. Children also develop many physical skills including balance, hand-eye-coordination, reflexes, and predictive skills.
Table tennis utilizes focus, decision making, and strategic thinking. It also increases concentration and long-term memory off the playing field.
Playing basketball helps to improve motor coordination, flexibility, and endurance. It also encourages speed, agility, and strength. These skills are shown to have a positive effect on promoting a healthy body weight and encouraging more physical activity, which can enhance cardiorespiratory fitness and self-esteem.
Chess has been shown to positively impact students’ learning, growth, and academic performance.
It challenges them to think analytically, logically, and creatively as they combine their knowledge and skills to develop a more complex understanding of the game.
Chess is a valuable educational tool; studies have found that children who play chess significantly improve their visual memory, attention span, and spatial-reasoning ability.
Soccer is liked and enjoyed by all students at KKIS. Playing soccer helps students build valuable life skills, such as hard work, decision-making, problem-solving, and communication.
Soccer is a game of continuous action, involving lots of running, with various speeds and directions. This not only improves children’s fitness, but also increases their agility and stamina.
It helps in improving students’ social skills. Students also improve their teamwork skills and often make great friends at the same time.