It is predicted that over 20% of students are overweight before they even enter the public school system. This is quite concerning, and society is often looking for ways to combat these levels of obesity. A great way to do this is by incorporating physical activity through sports. Remaining mindful that not all students are naturally competitive is important in finding a team sport that can accommodate to all of their interests and physical needs.
- By the end of primary school, up to thirty percent of students are obese.
- Schools should offer a variety of sports, including those that appeal to children who are not naturally athletic or who dislike competition.
- Indoor activities should be offered for children who do not like being outdoors, or for cold, rainy days in general.
“Many independent schools really do offer a lot of sports that encourage learning, which is one of their biggest attractions to parents.”