Pupils who predominantly participate in sports activities are able to shed of stress and renew their lives, Daphne Kato, the Principal of Kampala Parents’ School has said. She was speaking recently at the school’s sports day.
While many people think that stress is for adults, new studies and experts have said that toddlers can easily be affected especially if they don’t find a balance between class work, play time and domestic chores.
The Principal emphasized the importance of sports in the school curriculum. She stated that sports help relieve pupils' stress from hours of classes, help keep their minds healthy and teach them skills such as sharing, communicating, taking turns as well as coping with disappointment.
Also, children's participation in sports at an early age works to develop their physique, cognitive skills, social relationships thus identifying and tapping into the different talents these children may have.
This approach has helped Kampala Parents’ School to perform well over the years including finishing as the top primary school in Kampala district in national primary leaving examination.
The school has some of the sports facilities and continues to do well in schools competitions. “We strive to make our pupils both mentally and physically strong so that they can make a positive contribution to their communities and wider world.” Daphne Kato, the school head said.
She explained that the school balances indoor and outdoor activities that include cognitive learning as well as physical exertion. “At Kampala Parents’ School we pride ourselves on listening to each unique child, and those who care for them, and use this information to personalize each child’s learning.”
“We are passionate about helping our children to develop a love for reading. We train them to be proactive and fast thinkers so that they can handle this ever demanding and fast changing world” she added.
She called on parents to take their children to Kampala Parents’ School this year so that they are part of quality education offered at the Naguru based school. The school is currently recruiting and accepting application from new pupils.