The Importance of Intramurals or Sports Fests in Schools

Sports Fest, Sports Day, Field Day

An event (often sponsored by a school) in which participants (often students) compete via or take part in sports, perhaps for trophies or prizes.

Intramurals Are the Perfect Opportunity to Highlight Camaraderie, Sportsmanship, and Talent

School is a place where students are nurtured toward becoming responsible and productive members of society. School provides a means of molding students into capable employees or professionals in their chosen fields. Mathematics and science help students to enhance their reasoning, English helps hone and polish verbal and written communications, social studies promote socialization and awareness, and physical education encourages students to have holistic and active lifestyles and practice the arts of winning, losing, and teamwork.

In other words, participating in physical education provides invaluable life skills.

The Reasons Why Sports Fests or Intramurals Should Be Held at School:


  1. allow students to develop psychomotor skills and fine-tune motor skills with coordination, movement, strength, dexterity, grace, and speed, and also find healthy outlets for energy.
  2. promote camaraderie and rapport among students, instructors, parents, and administration. In other words, sports build strong bonds within the community.
  3. instill discipline among students.
  4. provide a healthy pastime to help students refrain from various vices such as drugs, smoking, drinking, and spending excessive time on electronic devices.
  5. teach the value of teamwork. In real work environments, team skills are some of the most valuable attributes an employee can have. The ability to work well with others can lead to job security and promotions.
  6. teach the value of sportsmanship. The ability to accept defeat gracefully is a sign of maturity and a requisite skill for success. The ability to bounce back strong from a fall will able students to experience personal triumph and immense joy. Losses teach students to rebound stronger next time, practice craft, and learn from mistakes, while wins teach students to never rest on their laurels but to keep practicing, and always maintain a fighting form. Playing sports teach students to refrain from boastful arrogance and instead to learn to be realistic and humble.
  7. showcase talents so that others will be inspired.
  8. encourage healthy competition among participants.
  9. teach students to shine under pressure and to cope with nerves or performance anxiety.

Are Intramural Sports and Sports Fests Important?

What Do You Think?

  • Yes! Sports are an extremely important part of a child's education!
  • Maybe. It depends on the kid and the sport.
  • No. Sports are just fun, that's all.
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Comments 12 comments

Fred Murillo 5 months ago

I have no question and doubt on the benefits of this kind of activity in school institutions. This is part of the wholistic development a child should experience while in school.

Angelina Bosompem 12 months ago

sports help to build a strong confidence and good for others.

michelle gacho 3 years ago

this is great thanks a lot

marites gelsano 4 years ago

it can build a strong confidence and a good relationship with others!!

carol layug 5 years ago

i love also the sport like others!!!!!!!!!!

fhjk 5 years ago

tnx 4 the info

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writerlee 5 years ago

As a physical educator myself, I agree whole-heartedly. Thanks for the hub!

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DON BALDERAS 5 years ago

AGREE.I hope students and teachers recognize the importance of engaging in sports activities so that they will not be taking these for granted. For students who are not likely inclined in sports will always consider intramurals as opportunities to go on vacation.

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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks a lot HH for driopping by...

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

You put some very interesting points there. They are also very true in the development of a student of person. Great hub.

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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines Author

Thanks my friend for the visit and nice words...

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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

The holistic approach to education presents opportunities for each student to explore their personalities and develop what works for them...

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