As schools, we can do our part by getting children involved in a variety of sports and activities. Smart Moves wants to give them the opportunity to be active for life by:
Building a solid foundation: By providing diverse opportunities for physical activity, kids get the chance to learn a ton of movement skills, which can be transferred to a variety of sports. This makes it more likely that they will remain active and take part in different sports.
Reaping the physical benefits: Through playing different sports kids develop flexibility, core stability, strength, stamina, power and speed, as well as improve their all-round physical conditioning.
Preventing injury: When a child sticks with one sport from an early age, the possibility of injury increases as repetitive movements can strain their body and affect the development of muscles. Give your kids variety in their sport and play to help build their body and lessen the chance of pains and strains.
Developing sport and life skills: Kids will develop important skills like problem-solving, communication, team work and working independently, which are all highly valued attributes in sport and life. It also helps build competence, confidence, connection, creativity, character and caring.
Smart Moves! is looking to positively impact pupils development, expanding the amount of sports and physical activities that they might try when they are young.
A big range of indoor and outdoor sport events are being carried out throughout the project. Do you want to see how we do it?