Physical education, games and sports in general are now considered to be an essential part of a student's education in schools around the world.
Studies have proved that children can benefit in many ways from participating in regular sports in schools and these can include netball, football and even dancing and swimming.
Apart from the obvious health and well-being benefits, playing sports and participating in games is thought to vastly improve a student’s confidence, mental alertness and self-esteem and is also considered to be a great way to make new friends and, at the same time, encourage team building.
Sports day memories
How many of you, I wonder, have memories of School Sports Days from when you were small?
Even from a very early age, children have enjoyed the camaraderie of being part of a team and competing with other children in events such as ‘egg and spoon race’, ‘sack race’ and ‘three legged race’.
Parents and Grandparents are often invited to visit the school on Sports Day to cheer on their children and sometimes even participate themselves by joining in a parent’s race!
School sports badges and medals from Capital Badges - a great way of encouraging and rewarding sports day students
Of course, there is always a certain element of competition on Sports Day and at the end of the afternoon, a prize giving ceremony is always an exciting and much anticipated event.
What better way to motivate your budding young athletes than the prospect of being awarded a shiny medal on a beautiful coloured ribbon or even a stunning school sports badge in your school’s house colours?
Capital Badges has a vast range of school sports badges. They come in a wide selection of different colours, shapes, and finishes.
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Likewise, if medals are your school’s prize of choice, our range is extensive. But if you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, our friendly team will be happy to assist.
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With the weather brightening and the summer months quickly approaching, it’s time to begin thinking about this year’s Sports Day. Sports Day is the main event in most school’s summer calendars and gives pupils and teachers a chance to do something exciting and different.
Sports Day is a great opportunity to make physical fitness interesting, allow pupils to indulge their competitive sides, and generate support from their parents. It demonstrates your commitment to team and individual sports, taps into the post-Olympic enthusiasm, and gives pupils something to work towards and be proud of.
Although it is a great event for pupils and teachers, and the school as an organisation, Sports Day can be difficult and time consuming to organise. It involves a lot of advanced planning, but it is the day itself that can be the hardest part to coordinate. Having lots of excited pupils to keep under control and organised is always going to be a difficult task, and then there are the parents to consider.
Organising Sports Day
There are many things to consider when organising Sports Day. Keeping the pupils engaged and interested is going to be vital to ensuring the success of the event. You want to be able to organise and identify them easily, in order to ensure that they are in the right place at the right time. Being able to coordinate between staff and helpers, who can easily identify what teams pupils belong to, and where they need to be, will help to ensure the smooth running of the event.
Team badges for Sports Day
Sports badges give you an instant visual way of identifying where people should be and what they are meant to be doing. Your staff can use them to spot stray pupils in the crowds, and easily group students in particular events together to make organising each event hassle free.
Sports badges are also a great way of getting pupils interested and engaged with the event. Having a badge makes pupils feel like part of a team, and promotes team spirit. Their badge is something that they can be proud of and show to their parents. It helps to make Sports Day seem more like a special event than simply a case of doing an extended physical education class with their parents watching. Badges also group people together in teams to allow spectators to cheer on groups rather than individuals, which can help to ensure everyone gets equal support and attention.
Capital Badges sports badges come in a range of different options. We have designs covering many different sports and team roles already in our system, meaning you simply need to choose your colour and the style of badge and enter a quantity. We can also fulfil any custom design requirements you may have, whether for a different design colour or shape, or a specific team role or sport.
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