If you ask someone about the benefits of exercise they will probably respond with ‘keeping fit’, ‘staying trim’ and ‘a healthy heart’. But what about the benefits of sport?
Keeping fit, staying trim and a healthy heart are clearly a key part of what taking part in sport can do for us, but there are many other benefits that go far beyond the physical ones. From the importance of teamwork, fair play and perseverance to dealing with disappointment and failure, sport has the potential to teach us very many valuable life lessons. Why not make this the focus of a special assembly, perhaps around the time of school sports day?