Active children are more likely to mature into physically active adults. Benefits of sport and physical activity for children include reduced risk of obesity, increased cardiovascular fitness, improved coordination and balance, better sleep and improved social skills.
Reducing sedentary time may be as important for health as increasing exercise time.
Best of all, getting moving is fun.
Children who are actively involved in school sport benefit physically, mentally and socially, therefore, Glenwood House aims to provide its learners with the opportunity to experience a range of sporting codes through the extensive extra-mural programme, and through Physical Education classes.
Physical Education classes provide pupils with basic skills and knowledge in a variety of sports, with the emphasis on participation for health and life long involvement in physical activity.
The Extra-mural programme provides the platform for pupils to develop their fitness, skills and game play in a competitive environment; with a view to fulfilling their potential in their chosen sport(s). Competitive sports offer learning experiences that cannot be emulated in the classroom; therefore all pupils are encouraged to take part in competition whether it be at an inter-house, inter-school, provincial or national level. There are lessons you learn on the sports field that you will never learn in the classroom.
Glenwood House focuses on the development of team sports due to the learning opportunities that come from being part of a team, however, pupils are facilitated and encouraged to pursue their choice of individual sports.
In addition to playing opportunities pupils are encouraged to get involved in sport in an administrative or support role such as sports photography, refereeing, first aid, and as technical officials.