Hundreds of preschool students of the Beaconhouse School System competed in various sports activities at the Jinnah Sports Complex on Wednesday.
The activities were synced with the theme “endangered species” to create awareness and appreciation for animals.
Dressed in different animal costumes, a total of 300 students from different branches participated in the activities, designed to reflect the natural behaviour of the species they represented.
Kindergarten Coordinator Shazia Munir said that integrating animals with physical activities was an interactive way to teach the children, not just about the sports, but about appreciating nature too.
Sports teacher Nadia Shehzad said that teaching younger children sports can be challenging, however, it was essential for children to learn while their muscles were developing.
Amir Sharif, another sports teacher, said that sports teach children about discipline, motivation, patience and tolerance, which is why they should be taught at early school levels.
Linking sports with attitude, Ayesha Sohail, the group head of Beaconhouse School System Northern Region, said that games were a healthy activity for students to learn about discipline through teamwork.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2014.
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