Intra-School Sports and House competitions.
Intra-School Sports at Osgodby Primary School
There is a misconception that competition is bad; that self-esteem will be affected if a child loses. BUT to lose, is not to be a Loser. If a child can experience the thrill of winning and the disappointment of losing early in life through competitive sports, they will be well equipped for the reality of life.
Competition provides motivation to achieve a goal; to demonstrate determination, creativity and perseverance to overcome challenges; and to understand that hard work and commitment leads to a greater chance of success.
Life is full of situations where there are winners and losers: a sports game; getting a job; bidding on a contract; not getting into the desired college. Children need to learn how to cope with disappointment and to be able to genuinely appreciate the good fortune, talents and abilities of the “winner” and then look forward to the next opportunity to try again
At Osgodby School we pride ourselves on getting the ‘whole’ child ready for their next steps in life. Ensuring they’re given a successful and well-rounded education. We use our inter-house competition calendar to provide opportunities for the children to represent their house in competitive sporting events.