At New Madinah College we understand the importance of physical exercise in the lifestyle of both children and adults. Physical exercise is good for the mind, body and spirit. Team sports are excellent for learning accountability, dedication, and leadership, among many other traits. Putting it all together by playing a sport is a winning combination.
Physical exercise requires time and energy. Some may think time spent on sport is better put into the classroom and that sport would cause students to become distracted from class work, however the opposite is true. Physical exercise increases energy and focus. Sports also require memorisation, repetition and learning — skill sets that are directly relevant to class work. The determination and goal-setting skills students learn when participating in sports are transferred into the classroom, resulting in a more focused and active student.