Why I play games at school

Every time I go out to play with my colleagues at school I always feel happy and motivated to try new games, tactics and I learn from others. Playing with others makes me feel a part of a team and this makes me appreciate those around me and what we do.
Pupils enjoying outdoor games. Playing with others promotes good friendships and learning of new skills. / Dennis Agaba.
Pupils enjoying outdoor games. Playing with others promotes good friendships and learning of new skills. / Dennis Agaba.

Every time I go out to play with my colleagues at school I always feel happy and motivated to try new games, tactics and I learn from others. Playing with others makes me feel a part of a team and this makes me appreciate those around me and what we do.

On the other hand, playing games has made me competitive among my fellow children. I always want to be the best, and our teacher tells us that competition is the source of new skills and creativity.

Through some games I have learned how to be strategic, innovative and know how to solve problems, as well as planning. Our sports teacher often tells us how some difficult games help us to improve our memory and creativity.

This is an experience I share with many of my colleagues; playing helps us to relax and refresh our minds. I have seen that after games we always go back to class, happy, relaxed and more passionate before. It’s always a good break from studies, and thus I can say that playing promotes academic excellence.

Some of our teachers use games to teach us, and I have seen that a lesson with games is easily understood by all the learners, and its more fun and exciting.

Other benefits of playing games at school includes, creation of good and passionate friends, learn team-work skills, use free time productively, and it improves self-esteem.

Fellow children, what do your school games teach you?

The writer is a 12 year old primary student

 

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