The Importance of Intramurals or Sports Fests in Schools

Updated on October 4, 2016

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:

Intramurals...

  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?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Mason Davis 6 weeks ago

      pretty dank

    • profile image

      Franklin John Sargado 2 months ago

      Thanks for sharing your brilliant idea about intramurals..

    • profile image

      gang2 4 months ago

      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!!

    • profile image

      Andy N. Estillore 4 months ago

      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

    • profile image

      CMF 11 months ago

      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.

    • profile image

      Tragedy 14 months ago

      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!

    • profile image

      Fred Murillo 19 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.

    • profile image

      Angelina Bosompem 2 years ago

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

    • profile image

      michelle gacho 5 years ago

      this is great thanks a lot

    • profile image

      marites gelsano 5 years ago

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

    • profile image

      carol layug 6 years ago

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

    • profile image

      fhjk 6 years ago

      tnx 4 the info

    • writerlee profile image

      writerlee 6 years ago

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

    • DON BALDERAS profile image

      DON BALDERAS 6 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.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile image
      Author

      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks a lot HH for driopping by...

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 7 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.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile image
      Author

      Gener Geminiano 7 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

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

    • dallas93444 profile image

      Dallas W Thompson 7 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...