Are Private Schools a Better Choice When It Comes to Sports?

soccer in private schoolDoes your family have a keen interest in sports? If that’s the case, you may possibly want to take a closer look at your children’s school.

Public schools in the United Kingdom are often undervaluing the importance of sports.

I’ve seen it myself how several public schools here in the area only dedicate one or two hours per week for sports and physical activity, which in my opinion is far insufficient.

This can be especially disheartening if your children are interested in participating in team sports such as soccer. Many schools we looked at hadn’t anything to offer in that regards.

The other problem with our public schools is that sporting facilities can often be outdated and poorly maintained, if they even have such facilities, that is. You would have to look far and beyond to find a good public school that has a decent running track, an Olympic-sized pool or a well maintained soccer field.

If your children are into sports, you may want to consider some of our private schools as an alternative. Our family found that most private schools have a much higher priority on sports. Likewise, their sports sacilities where much better maintained. The most important thing is that private schools often have a lot more to offer if your children are interested in team sports. The children can sign up for soccer teams or fencing courses, something we had a very hard time with public schools.

If you want to learn more about the U.K.’s renowned private schools and sports, I recommend that you see Bedfordshire private school. With so many good private schools here in the United Kingdom, chances are that you will find a good one in your area.

 

Sky Sports Will Show First Day of the Open Championship for Free

The British pay-TV broadcaster has just acquired the life rights to golf’s oldest event from the BBC last year.

With Thursday’s broadcast, Sky Sports is making the amounts opening available on their website as well as to anyone with access to their NOW TV platform.

Open-ChampionshipTo celebrate their debut as the Open Championship hoster this year, Sky Sports will broadcast the entire first day of the tournament for free.

This move by the pay-TV broadcaster is ending more than six decades of live coverage of the tournament by the BBC. This is also the first time that the open championship is being placed behind a paywall.

For the events upcoming on Thursday, those interested can obtain a free pass. The tournament starts at 6:35 AM. Sky sports has also set a mile stone for being the first TV broadcaster in the United Kingdom covering the opening tee shot of the open live on TV.

Together with the opening of the tournament, the broadcaster will also launch their new sky sports the open channel which will replace sky sports one HD.

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