It was a hive of activity at Laerskool Randfontein (Ram) on Saturday 14 April, with the kiddies excited at the prospect of playing during the family fun day arranged by the school.
The children took part in a number of activities aimed at helping them build good relationships with each other.
Children from various schools and child care centres had an opportunity to learn about the extra enjoyment that competition can bring to a game. The activities also involved their parents.
“The children cheered on their teammates and learned valuable lessons in sportsmanship. Everyone is a winner, with children guaranteed to go home with a medal for their efforts,” said the coordinator of the games, Lizel van Niekerk.
Lizel went on to say that the family fun day is held early in the year when the weather is cooler.
“The kids are grouped by age and participate in a variety of individual and team sport events and games.”
The day also had aims beyond just having fun, namely to build a positive association with outdoor games and competition, and to help build gross motor skills in preparation for participation in formal sports in the future.
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