This week we have held two of our three annual sports mornings. Thank you to all the parents who attended these events to cheer on their children and their house teams. Here at BVIS we value sports mornings for a number of important reasons:
- It’s is a great way for children to interact with one another. As in most British schools, the children participate as members of house teams. This can help to make children more sociable and outgoing, as well as boost their performance as they strive to earn points for their houses.
- Physical activity helps children stay healthy and strong, whilst improving coordination and helping them to relax better. Physical benefits often have an impact on emotional well-being too.
- Sports activities can motivate and help children with their confidence, as they engage in friendly competition and form new friendship groups by working with their house team.
Early Years Sports Morning
On Tuesday, our youngest children had lots of fun with a carousel of six different activities to develop their skills and ‘motor control’ at the Early Years Sports Morning. Through activities such as the obstacle course, water relay and skittle run the children developed their running, jumping, hopping, throwing, balancing and team work skills.
With lots of encouragement from family members as well as their teachers and teaching assistants, the children tried their very best whilst thoroughly enjoying themselves.
Key Stage 2 Sports Morning
Years 3 – 6 travelled to the sports field at RMIT on Thursday for their exciting morning of sporting competition. The morning began with a carousel of activities allowing every child to earn points for their house team: long jump; javelin; fun game (rather like an obstacle course); sprinting; fun run.
The morning ended with the sprint finals and the tug of war.
It was a colourful, fun and challenging morning for everyone. The children were tired when they returned to school having tried their best for their house teams. Congratulations to Saigon house who won overall.
Key Stage 1’s sports morning will take place on Thursday 1st February on the school field at 08:45