‘Sport activities key to overall development of the child’
Principal, Day Waterman College, Ogun State, Mr. Stewart Cowden has disclosed that sport activities is essential for the overall development of the child.
Cowden who stated this at the 8th inter-house sports of the school added that the move would assist the child in meeting up with the demands of the 21st century.
The principal noted that the world is becoming smaller in terms of the global market hence the need to properly equip the child.
He said: “We have to make sure that the students are properly looked after alongside learning. We are focused on scaling up our students in terms of meeting up with the 21st century challenges so that no stone is left unturned.
“The world is becoming increasingly smaller not just physically, but in terms of the global market, and because our students are going to be competing with not just Nigerians but with many other young people in the world, their total development is important to us. There is need for adaptability and flexibility in achieving these goals.
This will help the younger ones to respond to situations in a broader way and not be narrowed to a particular aspect but to a position where they can be creative and show initiative.”
Head of Physical Education, Mr. Jacob Aribilola said that there is a link between mental and physical abilities.
He stated that gone are the days when the physical domain has to be subdued for intellectual soundness.
“It is a wrong notion that one cannot be good in sporting activities and be brilliant. This came at a time we call Dark Age; when people believed to be intellectually sound; you need to subdue your physical domain. Lots of researches have indicated that your mental ability has something to do with your physical ability so if you want to improve on your mental ability, you must improve on your physical ability.