VIS Annual Report 2019-2020 - Page 16

Why play sports you may ask? Why spend all that
• Sport can teach one that it takes hours and
time and energy to play a sport? There are many,
hours, years and years of hard work and practice
many reasons why, but the number one reason
to create a champion and that success does not
we at Vienna International School can give is that
happen overnight.
sport is FUN!
• Sport helps students to be proud of small
achievements, and to work towards long term
In addition to having fun, sport can provide us with
many other important life skills:
• Sport provides the opportunities to make
• Sport teaches students to take care of their body
life-long friendships, create lifelong memories,
and equipment, to respect themselves and other
to be as proud of their achievements as we are.
athletes, officials and coaches.
• Sport keeps students out on the field or in the
• Sport teaches the students to be disciplined,
gym instead of in front of a screen...
focused and dedicated.
• Sport is about those moments when the
students become so tired, they want to quit but
opportunities to develop attributes that will serve
they don’t or those moments when they are too
them well throughout their lives.
tired to go to training but they go anyway.
• Sport teaches students to learn to work with
We are a team. We all work together. When one
others and to be good teammates, gracious in
small part isn't doing their job or isn't working,
defeat and humble in victory.
it has knock on effects for the whole school
• Sport teaches students how to deal with
disappointment, when they don't get that placing
or title they'd hoped for, but still they go back week
Let's work together, do our best and make this a
after week giving it their best shot.
FUN filled time at VIS!
• Sport teaches students how to make and
accomplish goals.


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