Today, as children are constantly bombarded by a variety of modern distractions, like online games, YouTube video clips and the growing need for youngsters to be almost hypnotized by the banalities of ‘social media’ – these diversions often see young children falling into a more sedentary lifestyle. That’s why many schools in the area are helping to keep kids more active as they grow, by encouraging them to engage in a all inclusive range of competitive sports.
It is now widely accepted that children who regularly take part in competitive sports such as soccer, track, basketball, dodgeball and football, not only helps to keep them fit, but it also helps them learn important lessons about teamwork and fair play; which ultimately prepares them, in later life, to successfully compete in the real world.
Earlier this week, taking full advantage in a break in the wet weather, organisers of the Hyde Primary School Sports, held the year 3/4 Relays Competition, which saw 60 children taking part, all aiming to be crowned as the fastest team in Hyde.
Races were held over distances between 25m-200m and all the children who took part were definitely put through their paces! – Again brilliantly helped by the students and staff of Hyde Community College.
In the end, it was the pupils from Dowson Primary School who narrowly edged out Gee Cross Primary to take the coveted title.