Hightown Community Sports and Arts Centre is located a short walk away from the University in the popular student living area of High Town. Providing access to arts opportunities insures the encouragement and nurturing of the musicians, filmmakers, performers, writers, and creators of tomorrow. We provide each student with a variety of leadership, arts, sports and academic enrichment activities, built around SASF’s curricula in each area that are specifically designed to improve their physical and intellectual well-being.
This section of the award allows pupils to develop interests beyond the classroom through team sports such as basketball, cricket, football or hockey or to pursue an individual physical activity, such as improving personal fitness, or to learn a different skill, from Bridge to cooking.
When Baron Pierre de Coubertin dreamed of reviving the ancient games for modern times in 1894, he wanted to copy the ancient games in every aspect, including the integration of the arts. The programs that the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation offers them include Champions Club After-School Program , The C.H.A.M.P.S Middle School Sports and Fitness Leagues , High School Transition , and a bunch more. Other great efforts like the International Thespian Festival and Camp Broadway strive to keep the performing arts essential in the lives of young people. Along with traditional summer camp activities such as campfires, games, and waterfront activities, we offer specialized instruction in four areas. The After School Sport and Arts Initiative started out in 2010 as the After School Sport Initiative, a 3 year pilot project funded through the 2010 Sport Legacy fund. Cooking includes an additional $20 surcharge due to the expenses associated with this track.
For families looking for a full-day camp experience, they can have their child join us for the morning Sports and Arts Camp and remain through the day for our extended care program. Structured like clubs, our model offers young people a choice in how they spend their time; provides rigorous instruction in STEM fields, sports and arts; and requires youth leadership through service. Kihei Maekawa, vice education minister, said a series of upcoming international sports events, including the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will lead Japan toward future prosperity. With courses in music, sports and fitness coaching, songwriting, culinary arts, event management, nutrition, and more, the College of Arts & Sports provides training in a variety of disciplines. The majority of arts and sport are delivered by the not-for-profit sector through volunteer workforces.
While Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, is working to address the overwhelming problems facing America’s schools, I’ve got one suggestion that is long overdue: Let’s reverse the priorities previously given to sports activities and arts education in our schools.