School-going children get far better health benefits from reading than just passing exams and for that reason, as a parent or teacher, giving reading materials to children under your care has far more positives than academic excellence.
According to Daphne Kato, the principal of Kampala Parents’ School, reading improves the development of a child’s cognitive processes therefore schools and parents should help their toddlers read as much content as they can access at a given time.
“We listen to each unique child and those who care for them and use this information to personalize each child’s learning. We aspire to be an exceptional, inspiring, and stimulating school,” the principal says of what Kampala Parents is doing to ensure that pupils fall in love with reading.
“We teach our pupils loving learning because there's peace in doing what you love. With two fully functional libraries (one for infants and one for the upper school) and a reading competition held twice every year at ours, this skill is given its due importance,” she added.
Kato also noted and emphasized the need for physical education because the mental state of a child partly depends on it, and at Kampala Parents’ School, physical education is a priority. The school has a well-facilitated gym and sports facilities that offer the young ones a good physical experience.
Similarly, according to Kato, pupils who predominantly participate in sports activities are able to shed stress and renew their lives. The school pupils and teachers actively participate in sports activities like football, basketball, cricket, athletics, netball, and others.
“Our code of conduct promotes courtesy, co-operation, and consideration from all pupils in terms of their relationship with each other, staff, visitors, and the local community,” Kato explained.