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Promotes holistic development of young people fostering their physical, social and emotional health


Millennium Schools Sports Education Programme is including fitness, skills, movement, dance, recreation, health, games and sport plus the appropriate values and knowledge of each. It is an integral part of the total education of any child and is closely linked to other creative and learning experiences and skill acquisition. It makes a significant contribution to the all-round harmonious development of the mind and body.Physical activity is vital to the holistic development of young people, fostering their physical, social and emotional health. The benefits of sport reach beyond the impact on physical well-being and the value of the educational benefits of sport should not be under-estimated.


Objective


The objective of the Schools Physical Education and Sports Policy is to provide guidelines to schools for their development. The aim of organized physical education and sport programs is to create an environment that stimulates selected movement experiences resulting in desirable responses that contribute to the optimal development of the individual’s potentialities in all phases of life.


Impact


Regular physical activities at Millennium Schools provides numerous health benefits from leaner bodies and lower blood pressure to improved mental health and cognitive functioning. It is helping students to gain competence and confidence in a variety of movement forms such as: aquatics, gymnastics & recreational activities. It is providing a sound framework for the design and assessment that develop the students’ motivation, fitness, cognitive, behavioural, and active lifestyle needs, & is focusing on life-time involvement. Physical education and sports at Millennium Schools have an educational impact. Changes can be seen in motor skills development, performance and educational potential. This shows the positive relationship between being involved in physical activities and psychosocial development.

The real benefits of sport involvement appear among children and youth who have experienced appropriate forms of leadership. For example, at Millennium Schools martial arts is taught with a philosophy of respect, patience, responsibility and honour were related to decreased delinquency, when compared to martial arts taught with a focus on free sparring and self-defence. Coaches and physical educators at Millennium Schools have the potential to provide strong leadership. The children are excited to engage in fun based physical activities and encouraged through four different fitness exercises by the Millennium Sports Education Programme. They are learning, they are active, they are mentally and physically alert as they enjoy the exercise. Immediately, after the activities everyone gathers for an assembly to rest and listen to the Sports Manager about their individual sporting experiences, the lessons they have learned in life, and give a spectacular demonstration where possible. Our activities take place during lunch times, after school and during the holidays too! Every child is welcomed and for many children we have helped spark a love of sport, or a particular sport, that previously wasn’t there. Students of Millennium Schools are more likely to be confident and ready to advance as they join their first organized team, or even as they choose up sides on the playground.