The Sports and Arts (SPAR) framework was developed to focus on pedagogy and curriculum development, training and capability building of professionals. Tasmanian Principals Association’s (TPA) Malcolm Elliott said state schools receive state and federal funding and were having to dip into their budgets to pay for extra support, like integration aids and speech therapists. The mixed martial arts training is focused daily in anticipation of pitting his skills against another formidable fighter.
Maybe if the arts were put on the same level as sports on the Olympic stage, these reflexive cuts would be reconsidered. Play is generally used with team sports and those sports that need a ball or similar object (puck, disc, shuttlecock…). Also, those activities in which two people or teams compete against each other: play football, play poker, play chess.
With all that being said, I do share your frustration of lack of arts funding and general public interest. Some parents mistakenly believe this form of sports to be the first step in the bullying process, whereas the opposite is the case, and the kids soon become the leaders in their school or community.
This would mean that creative and recreational activities like music and sports would give them time to unload their pressures of academic studies and examinations. Miami is increasingly recognized as a vibrant, growing business center for the entertainment, arts and sports industries, and particularly as a gateway to Latin America.
Most Valuable Players demonstrates the importance of the arts and how schools and the arts community can band together – in spite of their individual struggles – to create a worthwhile program that enriches the lives of all, while contributing to self-preservation.