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St Josephs Primary School, Slate Street, Belfast
Friday 28th June 2024 School closes 11.45am for summer break | P 2 - P7 will return to school on Tuesday 27th August. The first week will be half days; Children will finish at 12 noon. The first full day of the new school term will take place on Monday 2nd September. P2 will finish at 1.45pm and P3-P7 will finish at | Be in your line for quarter to 9! Punctuality limits disruption to teaching 😊
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Sports Day 2024 🎾 ⚽️

6th Jun 2024
What a fantastic 2 days of sporting events across the schoool. Thank you to our wonderful school community partners in Grosvenor Leisure Centre for helping us facilitate the day.

⚽️ Why do we have sports day in school?

Primary schools have sports days for several important reasons:
1. **Physical Health**: Encouraging physical activity helps children develop good exercise habits and contributes to their overall health and well-being.
2. **Social Skills**: Sports days foster teamwork, cooperation, and sportsmanship, helping children learn how to interact positively with peers.
3. **Confidence and Self-Esteem**: Participating in events and sometimes winning can boost a child's confidence and self-esteem.
4. **Motor Skills Development**: Engaging in various sports and activities helps children develop fine and gross motor skills.
5. **Fun and Enjoyment**: Sports days are enjoyable and provide a break from the regular academic routine, contributing to a positive school experience.
6. **School Community and Spirit**: Such events promote a sense of community and school spirit, involving not just students but teachers and parents as well. 
7. **Healthy Competition**: Sports days introduce children to healthy competition,teaching them how to handle both victories and losses gracefully.