We learn, grow, set and achieve goals, develop and master movement skills through sport and recreation. It is crucial we provide these important learning experiences for our children right from infancy.
Enjoyment and fun are key drivers for children participating in sport with performance, challenge, and improvement being key motivators also. Multiple sport and recreation experiences are essential.
The more we can improve participation in sport among young people, the greater the prospects they will carry on that participation into their later lives.The Benefits of belonging to Active Schools like Riverview School
The benefits of Active Schools are wide-reaching. The Active Schools Programme is designed to benefit New Zealand’s children.
The benefits for childrenPhysical ...
- Building and maintaining healthy bones, bodies, and cardiovascular systems
- Developing movement control, co-ordination and competence
- Reducing risk of future health conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and cancer
- Increasing stamina
- Supporting academic achievement and discipline
- Offering new life experiences
- Enhancing brain development
- Reducing stress
- Building leadership, problem solving, planning and decision making skills
- Improving self-esteem, confidence and coping skills
- Learning to deal with times of success and failure.
The benefits for parents / whànau:
- Creating opportunities to make friends
- Developing values such as dedication, honesty, courage, and fairness
- Building communication and peer interaction skills
- Supporting family / whànau involvement in learning
- Bringing communities together
- Having great fun!
- Gaining valuable opportunities to take part in children’s learning and development
- Valuing children’s participation / increasing skill in physical activity
- Increasing positive activity / healthy living
- Gaining social interaction through schools, clubs, and community groups and with other parents
- Getting closely involved in planning / delivery of physical activity
- Gaining important new skills by leading activities, teams or events
2016 Years 3 to 6 Swimming Results