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How to Encourage Holistic Development for a Healthy Child

Posted by Marisa Healy on 09/06/18 15:00

During children's formative years, it is critical that parents and caregivers support every aspect of their development. Parents can serve as excellent role models, teaching by example. Introducing children early to healthy lifestyle choices sets the stage for them to transform these behaviours into lifelong habits.

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Why is physical education so important?

Posted by Marisa Healy on 02/06/18 07:00

It is no secret that appropriate physical activity is necessary to a student's overall well-being. The benefits of physical education in schools are far-reaching, including both increased student physical health and better academic performance.

In recent years, many schools have cut back on their physical education programmes, placing greater emphasis on academics as they strive to prepare students for college and the workforce. Yet research shows that adults who had regular PE classes in school are more than twice as likely to be physically active as their non-PE counterparts. In fact, children who have regular Physical Education lessons at school will be likely to experience the following benefits: 

 

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For Love of the Game | The sports field at OWIS

Posted by Marisa Healy on 03/05/18 07:00

When schools lack adequate athletic facilities, students must either forgo regular physical education or travel to another site to access gymnasiums and sports fields. Travelling to sports facilities can detract from the students the valuable time that could be spent developing new skills, interacting with their peers and experiencing new sports. Furthermore, not getting the opportunity to participate in regular sport is something that is well known to be detrimental to childrens’ health and wellbeing. Students who attend our Nanyang campus at One World International School can take full advantage of our comprehensive athletic facilities - including sports fields, basketball courts, running tracks and indoor halls - to hone their skills and extend what they're learning beyond the classroom. Our students have ample opportunities to engage in individual and team sports through our physical education programme and extracurricular activities. We encourage our children to try many different types of sports and activities, in turn, teaching them to value teamwork.

Sports Facilities at OWIS

Our sports facilities allow students to engage in physical activity both indoors and out. Well-maintained grass fields make an ideal place for a rugby or soccer match. Our campus also boasts four basketball courts, a 300-meter running track and a variety of athletic equipment for partaking of nearly any sport you can think of. Our early childhood students practice their tumbling skills in our berms and sandpit. Members of our school community use these outdoor spaces frequently, not just for classes, organised sports and extracurricular activities, but for picnics, fairs and special sports days. In case of inclement weather, we provide designated spaces for students to take their athletic pursuits indoors. Having the opportunity to be able to participate in sport, whatever the weather, is something that is extremely important to us. Our sports facilities are kept to the highest of standards and we are constantly considering ways to develop them so that they grow to mirror our childrens’ needs.

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