Physical Education is an important aspect of education, especially for younger children, as it is good for their muscles and bones and makes them stronger and healthier. At ISG Dammam, PE is an integral part of the student’s’ educational journey, and the elementary department emphasizes this time and again every year during their annual Sports Day. This year, on March 10, 2016, each class had the chance to participate in more than one sports activity, like running, jumping, basketball, and many more exercises. They also competed with other classes in fun, competitive games.
Sports has great benefits, not only for the body, but also for developing the child’s brain. According to U.S researchers, “ exercise builds new brain cells in a brain region called dentate gyrus, which is linked with memory and memory loss”. It also improves the child’s ability to learn complex things and reduce stress. Researchers show that kids who participate in organized sports learn confidence, teamwork and leadership.
The sports day was a day of fun, education, and good health, where students enjoyed their time, and learned new exercises and games which they can, in future, practice and play on their own.