Physical Education (PE) at Stonehill is an integral part of our curricula. A cup of adventure, a dash of excitement, a bushel of fun, a heaping portion of being outdoors, a pinch of apprehension … this could be part of the recipe that has made camp great for such a long time! For instance, most children are delighted in participating in sports after tedious hours of academic studies.
The University uses Hightown Community Sports and Arts Centre for many sports on the Get into Sport programme. It also guides youth practitioners to be purposeful in planning and executing sports and arts programmes. Campers participate in a fully elective program and can choose from hundreds of traditional and not-so-traditional summer camp activities.
It is excited that Muay Thai under USMF, WMC and International Federation of Muay Thai Amateurs (IFMA) has been recognized by the General Association of International Sports Federation in 2006, making it a step closer to becoming an Olympic sport. During the winter season, fun sports like sleighing, tobogganing, skiing and ice skating can be practised!
The best way to accomplish this is to learn both the physical and spirit aspects of martial arts at the same time. The arts help keep kids off the streets, create expectations and set goals, offer opportunities of unique expression, build self-esteem, encourage friendships and camaraderie, create extended families and teach valuable life skills and lessons.
The district has also backed away from an idea to entirely eliminate all elementary arts programs next year. Providing access to arts opportunities insures the encouragement and nurturing of the musicians, filmmakers, performers, writers, and creators of tomorrow.