Sports & Co-curricular
Physical Development: we help them grow
The physical body is the vehicle for all worldly transactions and no mental, moral, spiritual or emotional growth is possible in an unsound body. Children go through different stages of physical development at different ages and therefore the school’s physical education program is closely to their normative and dynamic development at each stage. To cater to physical development of children the school offers
- Physical education programs- Sports, Yoga, Games
- Medical check-ups: Once a year, a medical and dental check-up is conducted to help identify health issues in a timely manner. The reports are shared with parents and recommendations are provided.
- Health & Nutrition education: Talks and workshops are organized on Healthy food habits as well as sex education, hygiene from time to time as part of classroom instruction or special assemblies and workshops.
Critical and indispensable for all round development of children, the physical education programmes we offer ensure the physical, cognitive, affective benefits and an improvement in overall quality of the student’s life. Howard Cosell has said, "Sports is human life in microcosm." It is on the playground that most of us have picked up life’s most valuable lessons. Besides the very obvious physical and health benefits of playing on the field, one learns to be a part of the team, the importance of working together to accomplish a common goal, learns to shoulder responsibility and how to cope with defeat and failure. One learns to focus amidst chaos, with consistency and concentration. One learns to overcome weaknesses and stretch beyond one’s ability. One learns discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, sacrifice and accountability. These values play an important role in achieving one’s goals in work, academia, and personal relationships.
Avalon strives to inculcate a love for physical activity from a young age. Sports and physical activity are compulsory for every child. The kindergarteners are exposed to on-field athletics, gymnastics and Yoga along with free play opportunities. As they move into Primary, they are offered a platter/range of activities to choose from. These choices may vary from year to year depending upon the new batch’s inclinations. In the Middle and High school years, students participate in a range of team games. The PE class aims at a structured approach- equipping students with knowledge and perspective, should they aim to take up this subject vocationally.
Avalon’s PE classes are built into the timetable, and there are extra after-school classes for children who develop interest in specific games and would like to pursue the passion further. We arrange for special coaches and also have a tie-up with NMSA to utilize their grounds and extensive facilities.
"The finish line is sometimes merely the symbol of victory. All sorts of personal triumphs take place before that point, and the outcome of the race may actually be decided long before the end." ~Laurence Malone