Nord Anglia Education
Eton School
07 February, 2024

Why Participate in Arts and Sports?

Why Participate in Arts and Sports?

Daniel Molina
After-School Program Principal

Throughout history, human evolution has been deeply influenced by art and sports. From ancient civilizations to the modern days, there have been social movements marked by these activities: Mexican muralism and American football star Colin Kaepernick’s protests against racial discrimination are a couple of examples that come to mind.

This happens because art and sports are forms of expression that seek the common good, which comes about when we feel like we’re part of a community and identify with values that guide our behavior.

It is proven that those who do art or practice a sport are often more organized, consistent, and responsible; can manage negative emotions better; and have a bigger wish for personal and collective improvement. In other words, arts and sports help shape people who are more resilient and committed to reaching their goals. They are not only hobbies, rather, they play a decisive role in character and identity development.

At Eton, we want our students to be well-rounded individuals. For us, it is just as important to be learning inside a classroom as it is to be playing a sport or creating art, because we know that these experiences will be invaluable and will allow them to expand their vision of the world.