“Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose. It teaches you about life.” – Billie Jean King, American former World No. 1 professional tennis player.
The famous adage ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ perhaps rings the truest when it comes to discussing the role of sports in modern education. For the longest time, sports and academic learning have been kept in separate boxes. Parents and teachers have almost always maintained a belief that ‘if children have studied hard all day, let’s give them an hour to play.’ At Vidsan Charterhouse, we disqualify this notion.
Sports and academic learning are two essential components of holistic development, where the former enriches the latter. We believe that sports is an integral component of modern world education and the qualities it fosters on a young mind can never be derived from academics alone.
At Vidsan Charterhouse, it’s never just about the expansion of the knowledge base of our students, but also their psychological development and physical endurance.
Here’s elucidating further on why we have integrated sports as a critical component of our curriculum.
Involvement in sports leads to hands-on learning of crucial life skills
The most vital facet of integrating sports in the education impartation system is that it inculcates life skills in children that moulds their character.
While we can educate our children about photosynthesis, literature, speed, velocity, and more through textbooks, there are certain things that books can’t teach. Attributes of teamwork, leadership, confidence, and resilience are somethings children learn through sports; they become a hero of their own story when they exercise these qualities on the field.
Helps build physical endurance and stamina
It is an undeniable fact that improving physical endurance is the primary reason for us to introduce sports in our curriculum. But, did you know that building physical strength is also linked to aiding the academic progress?
It has been scientifically proven and vouched by medical professionals that children who are actively involved in sports fall sick less often as they are fit from inside out. Naturally, they stay in a better position to give their heart and soul to both curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Opens the gateway to a probable future career path
We will have to acknowledge the fact that sports is one of the most viable future career paths for the young generation. At the end of the day, education aims to smoothen out the future lives of the young ones.
By letting our students learn the first lesson of their favourite sports in school, we allow our students to excel in academics as well as sports, helping them take either up as an option for a career.
At Vidsan Charthouse, we have always seen sports as something that fulfils our objective of all-encompassed learning for our young pupils.
When students excel in sports, it hones their psychological and physical abilities to the optimum. We provide them top-notch equipment and gears, internationally trained coaches, and state-of-the-art facilities, and give them the opportunity to participate in national and international events that further help in testing and enhancing their skills.
When it comes to the development of the gen-next, we, at VCH, a leading IB board school in Delhi NCR, have never left any stones unturned in the spheres of scholastic and non-scholastics.