Tagged With "SPORTS"

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Re: Survey

That was a really enjoyable survey, Audrey. The questions made me think, but weren't too mentally demanding. I've definitely been guilty of asking really difficult questions, and I thought your own were very nicely balanced. Great job, and I'm excited to see the results!
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Re: Why do people enjoy playing sports even though it is a lot of work?

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
When you say 'enjoy sports,' do you mean playing sports, watching sports, coaching sports, or something else? Like most of the other people from LFAS I don't know very much and am not involved in the world of team sports. Would you be looking more at team sports or one-man sports? They can have different time comitments, especially with things like soccer, where you have not only team practices but practices for yourself so that you can get better. This sounds like a cool project!
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Re: Why do people enjoy playing sports even though it is a lot of work?

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
When you mention "playing sports," do you mean the actual sports, or physical activity? Really interesting question, considering all of the not-so-pleasant parts of sports. For example, injuries. Why do we ignore the negative effects some sports have on our bodies? For example, football and rugby often result in broken bones and injured muscles, soccer can result in foot/knee injuries, dance can result in torn/strained muscles and hip problems. Why do the positive aspects or sports/exercise...
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Re: Why do people enjoy playing sports even though it is a lot of work?

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
This is a really interesting inquiry. Personally, I don't really enjoy sports, but physical activity makes me really happy; maybe you can look into how physical activity affects the brain and releases endorphins.
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Re: Why do people enjoy playing sports even though it is a lot of work?

I have played sports for 10 years and I don't know why we enjoy playing them. It's a lot of work and athletes get many injuries. It's a very good question and I'm looking forward to find out the answer!
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Re: Why do people enjoy playing sports even though it is a lot of work?

Nice! This project has a lot of really cool potential, and I'm super excited to see where you take this! I wonder if you could look into both why people enjoy sports, and why some people don't enjoy sports. Here's are some cool videos I saw on the topic that you might want to check out. They're less to do with your question, and more to do with the science of sports - but I'm sure you could still get something out of watching them! Good luck!
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Re: What Kinds of Sports Do People Enjoy Playing?

Rose Natabo (Loise) ·
Wow!!!!That is a good job Audrey heath.I think that many people like sports that has the least movement since, they think sports are very tiresome.As for me i like playing soccer even though it has a lot of movement.But i am looking forward for more research very soon.
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Re: What Kinds of Sports Do People Enjoy Playing?

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
This is really different from what I thought,in Kenya most people love football,athletics,volleyball and rugby respectively,am so much shocked by that,anyway did you try to find out why most people love ski and snowboard than any other game?what age love most snowboard and ski?am looking forward to see your next post.
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Re: What Kinds of Sports Do People Enjoy Playing?

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
i think in kenya many pple even dont know such games, they most know football, atheletics ,vollyball and ithink they are the most know games in kenya, i wonder alot why most of the pple there like such games, am long with you to know much about game and many other recriation.nice work
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Re: What Kinds of Sports Do People Enjoy Playing?

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Nice job, here's one thing I'm confused by though.... When the sports are the same colour, i.e. soccer and track and field, how do we know which one is which?
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Re: What Kinds of Sports Do People Enjoy Playing?

waruingi moses (tigithi) ·
In Kenya it is kind of different since most people are raised from poor backgrounds in which the games they play are somehow complicated but it will mostly depend on the state of economy but whats the reason many people love ski and snow board?am looking foward for more on your next post it is kind of interesting and fun
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Re: What Kinds of Sports Do People Enjoy Playing?

Wow these results are really interesting. I am surprised by the top 3 results. I agree with Evan in the sense that an age range and location of the people taking the survey would be useful. I think the results would be different if you only surveyed people from ages 5-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30+, etc... However I like that you included a variety of different sports to appeal to more people. Im looking forwards to seeing you making more progress on your project! : )
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Re: What Kinds of Sports Do People Enjoy Playing?

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
massive project you have there Audrey,but again i was thinking,does geographical area,climatic condition,gender,the level of living standard of people in that particular area and culture affect what kind of game people likes. Am looking forward to your research outcomes
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Re: What Kinds of Sports Do People Enjoy Playing?

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
Hey,that is a fantastic project ,in my opinion I think many people do what their heart tells them to do and others are talented in something ,if u love doing something do it to the fullest who know maybe one day u will help u
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Re: What Kinds of Sports Do People Enjoy Playing?

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
The results of this survey are quite intriguing. I for one never thought the slice of golf in the chart would be so large, however, this is quite a small sample size for such a universal topic as sports. Perhaps you could include an age range and/or a geographic location graph as well, because if everyone you surveyed lives in an area with lots of snowy slopes then it seems only natural that you would have a large portion of ski/snowboard; or the majority lives in a warm climate in a city,...
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

waruingi moses (tigithi) ·
I think it affects the want but not your liking because it will be more challenging to play maybe on a wheelchair or something...
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Re: sports vs academics

Karlie La Rose (Alumni) ·
You have found a lot of flaws within the way schools encourage athletics. Have you found any research supporting that giving student the opportunity to be athletic during school will enhance their focus? It would be really interesting to what the positive outcomes of having sports in schools were. Possibly looking at ways to blend sports into the schools curriculum? Good luck with the rest of your project! Here are a few links if you decide to look into any of those ideas...
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Re: sports vs academics

Onesmus Mwangi (Thome) ·
This Is a good topic Jordan i think You Can research on research on the advantages of sports on a child brain
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Re: sports vs academics

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
A good project you are doing there Jordan.Your progress is actually nice and, keep it up.
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Re: sports vs academics

Karlie La Rose (Alumni) ·
A very interesting update on what the school system is planning to do. This type of school division into academics, athletics, trades and arts is something I personally really enjoy. Going to an arts school really caters to most of the students interests to music, art, dance, photography, drama and writing. This gives a leg up into the reality of living your passion more than the average student. Students that go into trades programs usually come out going into carpentry, plumbing welding...
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Re: sports vs academics

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
This is super awesome! Am glad to hear that the government is about to start such a curriculum, this will work out out pretty fine, bearing in mind that one will be able to directly work on what he or she wants. This will boost one's talent
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Re: sports vs academics

Wow that is really interesting. I really like the idea of having four different curriculums, I think it will really help some people to get experience in more areas of work and study, and to give them a chance to explore what areas of study they are most interested in. I'm really looking forwards to learning more about this topic, good luck!
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Re: sports vs academics

Jordan Macharia (Thome) ·
this post entail the various problems faced by sports professionals before the get to their level bests
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Re: sports vs academics

Too much math and not enough exercise is hurting our children - The Globe and Mail www.theglobeandmail.com › editorials Jordan: As a Vice Principal and as a mother of an athlete, I am very intrigued by your question. Try and find the article above. It was published on April 22nd in the Canadian newspaper "The Globe and Mail" and is all about how brains work better if they belong to bodies who exercise more and that research shows that Canadian children are fatter, less strong and less fit...
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Re: sports vs academics

Jordan Macharia (Thome) ·
The blog is taking of the new curriculum( to come) and its benefits to the young Kenyans.
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Re: sports vs academics

Amos Muriithi (Thome) ·
Yeah, its quite a good project.I suggest that you may also look at how the two interrelate. May be how beneficial it would be to have both education and competence in sports. You may also contrast the two by weighing which one is better compared to the other one and by what. Otherwise, you are moving on well. Keep it up.
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Re: sports vs academics

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
This is really interesting, and my teacher was actually talking to us today about this. Everyone has their academic courses and provincial exams, such as Math, Science, English, and Social Studies. Some people think more creatively, and because they do badly on these tests they are thought of as stupid. Different people have different strengths. So if you aren't as good at math, but better at coordination and athletics, you have a chance to prove yourself. I think your project is really...
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Re: The Burn

Hmm wow. That's a really interesting point. By phrasing it that way I realize that I am actually pretty competitive. When it comes to grades, I hate losing. If a close friend of mine does better in math or something, despite the fact I like them and were friends, I want to punch them in the face or something. Haha - maybe someday yet I'll actually be able to participate in the sports fan kingdom
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Re: The Burn

Jerry Chao ·
To add to Eunice's and your point now that I look back, sports and academics is very simlar in a way that it can be competive. Example: Jessica studies very hard for her grades, but she got a mark which is below her expectation. She feels upset about her grades because she genuinely cares and that itself is proof that she can be competive about her academics. But on the other hand, if she were to be playing a sport which she disliked and happen to lose. Let's say she told herself she tried,...
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Re: The Burn

Eunice Lui (Alumni) ·
Hearing of your sudden interest in athletics makes me really really really happy!!!! But ignore the whole idea of sports for a moment. Who wants to lose in life? Whether it's having the lowest score of the class or not qualifying for a competition. Losing is degrading over all. The way I see it, sports is a time to train people what it feels like to lose and work around their feelings.
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Re: SPORTS

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
short races requires strong bodies to work toward strong air against their direction.Jamaicans are born of ancestors who are former slaves who occupied the Caribbean island.so the Jamaicans posses a gene of kinda strength in them of which they inherited from their ancestors.Kenyans who participate in long distance races live in The Rift Valley where they are exposed to tough weather conditions and things like hilly places,mountains and they also live in places where there is low oxygen...
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Re: Why do kids stop playing sports?

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
You are right because some children play games without enjoying it.
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Re: Why do kids stop playing sports?

waruingi moses (tigithi) ·
its true for me i can say they do stop because of getting too much involved in other things and also loosing intrest in which is mostly affecting teenegers also mybe in kenya but some stop playing because of pressure from palz like some will not want to be seen playing some games maybe they see they are grown ups but mostly loosing intrest
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

waruingi moses (tigithi) ·
maybe it may look like fun to most but loosing an animal for fun is not that much fun and i think this combination is superfluous and it is better to go to athletics than hunting in which in hunting we are slowly loosing our heritage mostly in Africa and in Kenya
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
This is where the idea of talent slims in,the sports people besides playing sports to generate income they also enjoy it as its their talent,when playing they feel better and good,and satisfied,this sports persons also end up getting addicted to their various sports,their fans also motivates them to play the games..others play the sport to gain popularity and become famous!
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Eunice Lui (Alumni) ·
I totally understand and agree with you guys. But at the same time, I'm just thinking about what these trophy hunters could be thinking. If that's what they grew up with, thinking killing animals for fun is okay, then they'll just continue on with it. And they honestly don't care enough to make changes. I know what's right and what's wrong. But I'm just trying to relate two similar ideas on opposite ends of a scale.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
Eunice,you see,when an athlete runs and wins,no one is hurt except the pavements.It comes along with fame for the best sportsmen.The price they get is earned and they deserve every bit of it.On the other hand,trophy hunting is for the rich who pays for the sport and earn a trophy(the poor animal)and some sort of "recognition'.The effect is felt.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
Some times people should focus more on conserving the wildlife at large than killing for money,the government should be responsible and look at the positive side and they should burn trophy hunting.
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
for Eunice this is like the government and an individual there is a great difference between the two,what the government can say an individual can not say no! since the government has than an individual,it is same to the billionaires who plays the game of trophy hunting the animals are killed for no purpose i think the government should burn trophy hunting, our nature is important than the money from the hunters .
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Re: Broaden Your Thinking

I like this idea, how you combined our questions. It is human nature to survive, and compete for their survival. People love competition, and winning. People that are athletes, or trophy hunters get a "rush" from these activities. When they achieve something such as winning a game, or a good kill they are proud of themselves, and want to do it again. People usually play a sport because of an ongoing good experience. Yes money can play a part, but that is some of what I found.
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Re: Metamorphosis

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Great analysis Audrey! I like how you gathered the research and looked past the obvious answers. The survey was well conducted, and I look forward to your next topic.
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Re: Metamorphosis

I really enjoyed reading your research through-out this project! Its very interesting and I like what you have come up with. I think that it was very smart of you to have a survey for this question so you could find out other peoples thoughts on sports. Good luck with your next question!
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Re: Why do kids stop playing sports?

Anika Zak (Alumni) ·
Perfect paraphrasing of research! The paragraphs are delightfully sculpted. I remember reading an interesting article a while back about how image issues is a major contribution to girls dropping out of sports and activities of the sort. Just thought I'd share that with you, as it is of great curiosity to me.
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Re: Why do kids stop playing sports?

This is very true! When I was younger I was involved in sports and I didn't really care if we won or lost. Now I play a higher level and I get very competitive and I really want to win. I have also had some very bad coaches in the past who chose favorites which really annoyed me. I wasn't enjoying the sport anymore and I wanted to quit, but I stayed with it until I was happy with a good team. These are some really good points and I'm looking forward to your further research!
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Re: Why do kids stop playing sports?

Kaltuma Abdi ·
Many teens drop out of sports because of fear of getting injured and sometimes the shame of falling down while playing.They tend to feel they are grown ups and they cant go on playing.They have a mentality that sports are for kids.
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Re: Why do kids stop playing sports?

Eunice Lui (Alumni) ·
This is soooooo true. I had to drop out of a lot of things after several injuries and at one point, I got to the level where I couldn't get financial support to reach my maximum potential. Have you come to a conclusion as to why some people stay in sports even after all those issues? I think it would be pretty cool to explain why people can stay motivated or super hyped!
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Re: SPORTS VS ACADEMICS

Jordan Macharia (Thome) ·
I am eager to learn
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Re: Sports vs Academies

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
This is really touching,hard to judge,but like i have always said,one should always be allowed to work with his or her passion and his or her talents,give room for any student to do any other activity besides inside the classroom work,this will help him or her coup well with people and know how to live with them,life need social creatures and not only academic oriented students,success can also come to people who realizes their talents earlier and work upon them to achieve,perhaps Jordan you...
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Re: Sports vs Academies

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
I think this such a good question, I love it. Sadly I found not only parent but a lot of people tend to question non-academic talents as good career. Even I question it, when I'm thinking of becoming a professional dancer in the future. I think this have something to do with how our society is build up. Sport, art, ect... are just not something human need to survive or maintain our society directly, it's kind of like a luxury. More importantly for the non-academic career it need other...
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Re: Sports vs Academies

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
For sure all this qualities are good but people get to misunderstand,in fact the most rich people in the world are the one who use their talent like the footballers,athletes and many more.some times parents make fake decision upon us we should deny them but not for bad,we tall them carefully to understand us.
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