Thursday, October 31, 2013

“Physical activity helps improve a pupils’ educational performance”- SEVAI School


SEVAI Shanthi Matric Higher Secondary School pupils play time

SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Pettavaithalai of Trichirappalli District gives more importance to physical Education to its school pupils regularly. One of the teachers, Mrs.Janathamani recently spoke to pupils of the School, “Physical activity also helps improve a pupil’s academic performance. Regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, helps control weight, reduces anxiety and stress, increases self-esteem, and creates interest in studies. SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School promotes physical activity through comprehensive school physical activity programs, including recess, classroom-based physical activity and physical education. Kids love to move when they are exposed to creative, well-designed programs during physical education, class exercise breaks, recess and before- and after-school programs. SEVAI School uses all the opportunities during the school day to increase pupils’ physical activity. Physical activity is placed alongside those programs to make it a priority for us as a society. We have an obligation to keep kids active; SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School gives importance to physical activity which helps pupils perform better in school. It helps them focus better in the classroom and they behave better in school. This school ensures that physical education is provided to all students in all classes and is taught by qualified teachers. SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School also works with Parent teachers association to provide out-of-school-time physical activity programs and share physical activity facilities”. Janathamani further added, “Being physically active is just as important to health as eating right. Children need 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous active play every day to grow up to a healthy weight. That physical activity is good for kids: It not only helps develop muscles and fend off obesity, it also offers opportunities to socialize and learn new skills. To increase physical activity, children need physical education, safe routes to walk and travels to school and access to playgrounds. Children need access to sports leagues and dance or fitness programs that are exciting and challenging to keep them engaged. In addition to being fun, regular physical activity strengthens bones and muscles, increases self-esteem, and provides many other health benefits. Physical activity, along with eating healthy foods, can help children live healthier lives and perform better in school. This school offers physically functional sports for students of all skill levels and make sure that it is free and affordable for all children’.-Govin

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