At Rowntree Montessori Schools, we value sports for the part they play in providing a well-rounded education to our students. Over the past few decades, sports have played an important role in uniting people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. They play a valuable role in health and fitness, and can be a source of happiness, excitement, and sheer joy to both players and spectators. Sports open the door to meeting new people and building new friendships, through a common interest that one may share in the game, or towards a specific team. However, sports can only thrive if players exercise good sportsmanship.
Building good sportsmanship skills is one of the many great things that our students learn at Rowntree Montessori Schools. The numerous sports clubs such as Cricket, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field and Cross-Country Running, give our students the opportunity to exercise good sportsmanship. Our students learn to play together and enjoy the game. They build each other up through encouraging words of praise and they are always willing to lend a helping hand to a peer playing alongside them.
Our monthly Spirit Days also offer an opportunity for students to experience friendly competition and have some fun, while uniting peers from different cultures and backgrounds together. Our students consciously and consistently learn, develop and apply the core values of good sportsmanship (which are to respect one another regardless of the situation, celebrate victory with humility and accept defeat with a positive mindset, encourage and support each other, and above all do your best)!
Our coaches and students work hard to achieve their goals when playing sports. Staying committed to their practice schedules (whether its early morning or late afternoon) shows dedication and a willingness to learn and improve. Our students put maximum effort into what they do when playing sports, which is evidenced not just on the sports field, but also in all other areas of our learning environment. We learn together and grow together as a team. We recently concluded our Senior Track and Field Meet and the Junior Track and Field Meet, as well as the Mini Olympics, which highlight that the effort we put into building a well-rounded education for our students is a priority for us, as we include many opportunities to excel in sports and related activities.
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