School Sports That Encourage Learning

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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.”

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