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What do you think about competitive sports? Do you have children in school? If so – is Sports Day as competitive as you remember?
My daughters go to a school where school Sports Day is all about participation and teamwork. There are definitely no winners, in fact you can’t really call the activities races, and I wonder if this is right? There are plenty of children at the school who are excellent at sports, yet they don’t have a chance to shine in the school in the same way that gifted academics or musicians do.
Currently, the UK is gripped with Euro 2012 football fever and soon we’ll be gripped by the Olympics. Competitive sport is exciting to watch and exciting to be part of....
So what about Puddle Ducks? Why aren’t we competitive in our classes?
Puddle Ducks classes are totally baby-led and child centred. Our goals are fun, confidence, grace and efficiency. In that order. Every child learns at their own pace, developing and fine-tuning their skills week by week.
Of course, we love it when we hear about little swimmers moving on to lifesaving clubs and to swimming clubs, or even just beating Daddy in a race at the weekend.
Maybe, one day, we’ll have a Puddle Ducks swimming gala. Maybe we’ll make it an annual event. And if we do, it will be a fun and competitive affair for those who love to compete. But for now, we are happy that our swimmers love to swim in a confident and graceful way, which will be a skill they will never lose.
What do you think?
Posted by Tracy on Thursday, 21st June 2012