“All work and no play makes Homer go crazy”, is a saying that not only brings a smile to the faces of many, but also holds a great deal of validity. Here at RMS we strive towards having an equal balance between academics, arts, and sports, because having all makes life fun! So what better way to encourage a healthy way of life than to host our very own “Mini Olympics”!? With our annual Olympic Games, we train our students to be a part of future competitions in life, and how to deal with the trials and potential challenges that can come with them.
Through our physical education program, our students develop and hone their gross and fine motor skills, with the goal of utilizing these skills to help develop a lifelong enjoyment of sport and physical activity through events like our Mini Olympics. Winning is not everything, and neither is being the best; we must learn to deal with our own strengths and weaknesses in a healthy way.
Additionally, kids these days are getting fewer hours of physical activity than ever before; with technology so readily available, we must also help them to enjoy an active lifestyle. Therefore, through our integration of sporting days such as the “Mini Olympics”, we are able to facilitate a reinforcement of a healthy lifestyle that some of this generation’s kids are lacking. Lessons learned through sport also play an important role in helping children stay focused on a task, whether it is school work or other activities.
RMS provides nurturing which contributes towards developing tomorrow’s athletes. Every tree takes birth from a seed; similarly the seed for sport is instilled at RMS at a very young level. They play and compete amongst themselves in order to earn House League points. This gives them a head start to be our future Olympians!