The Physical Education and Sports programme at NiBS aims at encouraging a life-long culture of fitness. In accordance with our holistic vision of education, we believe that a focus on developing a healthy body and an active lifestyle rooted in a love for play, adventure and the outdoors, is essential in order to develop a healthy mind.
Our programme integrates yoga, gymnastics and swimming with organised games such as futsal, basketball, badminton and table tennis. Children are also exposed to a range of traditional games such as kho-kho and kabaddi. Hobby clubs for chess and the martial arts and adventure activities such as rappelling and rock climbing on class trips, further complement the core areas of focus.
Our Purposes and Intentions
The primary objective of our programme is to encourage active participation by all, the values of fair play, grit, persistence and the pursuit of excellence.
While every child is encouraged to do his/her best, we are careful to avoid imposing any undue competitive, performance pressure. Collaboration, cooperation and team work are each highly valued and the field is seen as a safe, developmental arena for children to experience, express and manage the varied emotions of loss, defeat and goal achievement.
A gradual progression
At the Elementary level, natural play and a free exploration of the environment are encouraged to aid sensorial development, gross and fine motor skills, balance, flexibility and coordination. Children from grade 3 upwards choose one among the following options to specialise in – futsal, basketball, table tennis and gymnastics.