08 Feb '11, 12pm

More competitions to broaden sports participation

More competitions to broaden sports participation

SINGAPORE : Students' participation in school sports is set to get a boost - with more recreational sports competitions planned. The Ministry of Education's Co-Curricular Activities Branch is working with the Singapore Sports Council to create more competitions for students not already involved in core sports. This was announced by Senior Minister of State for Education, S Iswaran, at the opening ceremony of the National School Games on Tuesday. One example is the Milo-MOE Triathlon where the distances for the events have been greatly reduced and rules modified so that all students can participate. Schools can also collaborate with the Community Development, Youth and Sports Ministry to organise inter-schools sports carnivals to promote the sports their students have been learning through the Sports Education Programme. To promote fair play, different models for Good Sport...

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