Participation in school sports promotes a physically active lifestyle and enhances social integration. It also aids in weight management, improves self-confidence, develops neuromuscular awareness, builds musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health, and may positively affect academic performance (World Health Organisation 2006).
Research Shows That “Exercise Boosts Kids’ Cognitive Performance Brain Function”
Moderate to vigorous physical exercise may increase children’s cognitive performance and brain function (Medscape, 1 October 2014).
Research shows that pupils who participated in a structured after-school exercise programme for 9 months experienced improved executive function, including cognitive flexibility, as compared with their counterparts who did not participate in the programme.