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The Importance of Intramurals or Sports Fests in Schools


9 Reasons Why Sports Fests or Intramurals Should Be Held at School

There are many benefits to having intramural sports in schools. Here are some reasons why sports can be beneficial to students.

  1. Sports 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. They can promote camaraderie and rapport among students, instructors, parents, and administration. In other words, sports build strong bonds within the community.
  3. Athletic competitions can instill discipline among students.
  4. They can provide a healthy pastime to help students refrain from various vices such as drugs, smoking, drinking, and spending excessive time on electronic devices.
  5. Sports can 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. They 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. They allow athletes to showcase their talents so that others can be inspired.
  8. Sports encourage healthy competition among participants.
  9. They can teach students to shine under pressure and to cope with nerves or performance anxiety.

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. Schools 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. Sports can help students practice the art of winning, losing, and teamwork.

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

Are Intramural Sports and Sports Fests Important?


Taranjot kaur on October 22, 2018:

Sports are mind fresh activities.that's all.

jaygabuca on September 24, 2018:

tnx for giving an inspiring knowledge

jaygabuca on September 24, 2018:

tnx for giving an inspiring knowledge

Meme gerl on September 09, 2018:




Intramurals r important.

Mason Davis on October 27, 2017:

pretty dank

Franklin John Sargado on October 13, 2017:

Thanks for sharing your brilliant idea about intramurals..

Joel alcantara on September 11, 2017:

Thank you for the-message , it help me so much to implement the school INTRAMURALS .

gang2 on August 12, 2017:

Thank you so much for this brilliant ideas about the importance of Intramurals. It has a big help for me to have a narrative report. Somehow I got many ideas specially the objectives. Thank you!!

Andy N. Estillore on July 21, 2017:

Thank you very to the Author of this message. It helps me a lot , do I don't need to have research on my message in our Intramural.Salamat

CMF on January 03, 2017:

Sir I have some concern, I am a college student in 1 school in Davao City the college school name is interface computer college it is alright that there is a separate payment coming from student required by teachers separately?

I need a verification regarding this concern.

Tragedy on September 19, 2016:

Thank you so much for this article. It saved me more time from making my homeworks. It's really a help. Hope you'd still post articles like this. God bless you author! Three stars for you!

Fred Murillo on May 02, 2016:

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 on October 08, 2015:

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

michelle gacho on November 14, 2012:

this is great thanks a lot

marites gelsano on October 03, 2012:

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

carol layug on October 15, 2011:

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

fhjk on September 20, 2011:

tnx 4 the info

writerlee on July 22, 2011:

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

DON BALDERAS on March 10, 2011:

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.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on October 25, 2010:

Thanks a lot HH for driopping by...

Hello, hello, from London, UK on October 25, 2010:

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

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on October 23, 2010:

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

Dallas W Thompson from Bakersfield, CA on October 22, 2010:

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