The competition is all the healthier when it is
not between individual students but between the school hostels, or classes, or
Education should mean the training of all powers
of a person-not only of his mind, but also of his moral nature and his body. So
in a good school, there is not only the course of studies to draw out students’
intelligence and to give them necessary knowledge, but also discipline and give
moral teaching and physical training. Physical training takes the form of
drill, and athletic sports and games. The games played are football, hockey,
cricket and tennis; physical drill consists of gymnastics and other exercises;
the athletic sports are racing, jumping, putting the weight, throwing the
cricket ball, and others.
Games-football, hockey and cricket matches
Besides football, hockey and cricket matches, the
school sports tournaments consist of various kinds of races, different kinds of
jumps (the long jump, the high jump and the pole jump), putting the weight ,
throwing the hammer or the cricket or the cricket ball, the tug of war, and
gymnastic exercises. Besides these, comic items the sack-race, egg-and –spoon,
and potato races are also introduced.
The annual school sorts tournaments a great day
in the school year, and to foster true school esprit de corps.
Mainly games not only make students strong and
active, but they are also a fine training of moral character. For one thing
they teach is discipline, because every game has its rules which must be obeyed
or the game goes to pieces. So in playing cricket and football, students learn
to obey rules and to submit to the referee’s ruling without question. They also
give students a sense of honor; for unfair play is severely punished by the
students themselves. They also teach one to honor a good foe, to praise when
one does well, and to keep temper when beaten.