Physical activities and cardio-respiratory fitness are good for children’s and young people’s brain development and function as well as their intellect, Kampala Parents’ School teachers have revealed.
Kampala Parents’ School, one of the privately owned schools offering local curriculum but under an international school environment, explained that numerous studies continue to highlight the importance of physical activities towards the development of brain especially for young children.
“At Kampala Parents’ School, we believe that children who play sports are less stressed out than those kids who do not take part in any physical activity,"
Participation in sports has many other benefits like increased cardiovascular fitness, a healthy growth in their tendons, bones, ligaments and muscles. They will develop better balance and coordination and get good sleep,” Daphne Kato, the principe of the school said in an interview recently.
The school offers a complete curriculum whereby games and sports play an important part. Each class timetable has periods for physical education and games. Different games are trained and competed in within the school.
The school sports complex has facilities to ensure that a variety of games are played including football, volleyball, basketball, netball, swimming, athletics to mention but a few.
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.