We, at K.R. Mangalam World School, G.K-II lay great importance on sports as a means of both physical and mental development of a child. A competitive spirit coupled with self discipline and sound health, forms the motto of our sports activities. Sports events like athletics, Volley ball, Basketball, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Cricket, indoor games like chess, Carom from an integral part of the sports curriculum of the school.
Apart from learning the intricacies of various games, sports and physical education, the students develop stamina & endurance that is so essential to be able to get away from a sedentary way of life and develop the spirit of sportsmanship. The Physical Education Department consists of a team of dedicated teachers who specialists in their filed and are responsible for the implementation of the day-to-day sports programme. Besides the regular games periods on the timetables for all classes, there are early morning and after school coaching sessions in athletics, Cricket, Basketball and Football. The school provides ample opportunities for the students to discover and develop their athletic and sporting talents to achieve international recognition. Students gain knowledge about various fitness regime, body workout, injury prevention and their rehabilitation, strength and conditioning of human body and required nutritional level.
To enhance and build amazing physical, mental and tactical discipline, a varied range of indoor and outdoor games are introduced right from pre-primary levels. Students are counseled and inspired to choose one or more areas of sports. Indoor games like Carom, Table Tennis and Chess are also pursued with equal fervor. Inter class and Inter House Competitions are organized on a regular basis to inculcate a healthy and competitive spirit. Such competitions help to generate camaraderie between students, a sense of competitiveness, brotherhood, discipline, positive attitude and very importantly, the fact that losing is as significant as winning. Intra and inter- house competitions help spot and nurture talent. School teams represent school in various categories in inter-school, district level, state level and national level tournaments.
Combat sports today are recognized as an art form and are considered to be amazingly beneficial for enhancing the functioning of all of our senses. It adds to our strength, alertness and response, endurance and so much more. Taekwondo strengthens mental and physical strength. It gives a sense of self-discipline at an early stage of life.
Football is a craze among youngsters and is promoted wholeheartedly in our school. We encourage every child’s dream to become the next Messi. The lush green football field is the school’s hallmark.
Cricket is the new religion for our young aspirants and we hone their on field and off filed skills to realise their dreams of becoming the new national cricket team.
Throwball, has proved to help improve a child’s agility, judgment apart from adding to their team spirit. Along with physical development, it inculcates in a child, values of shared participation and dedication.
Basketball adds on to the development of a child’s mind, tolerance, coordination and most importantly imparts a sense of rigor. Like any other sport, even basketball counts for a lot of practice and dedication.
Volleyball is a sport that requires speed, attention and quick reflexes. Children learn to work in a team, take responsibility and learn the essential ability of trusting their teammates.
This sport develops a child’s wrist strength and teaches them nimbleness. Since this sport too mandates sprightliness and litheness, it enhances the physical fortitude and responses of the children.
Activities like Marathons, Races, Long Jump, shot put etc are all a part of Athletics which boost the morale of our students and fosters an endeavour to excel by ensuring better preparations every time they compete. These activities stretch their abilities and enriches their stamina, muscle tone and has a number of physical profits.
TENNIS AND TABLE TENNIS
For the fitness freaks who prefer to be indoors, the school offers sports like table tennis and Tennis, which again needs zest and dexterity. These sports, though indoors, are very competitive and require the same kind of dedication and perseverance like any other outdoor sports
Skating once again, is promoted both as a n indoor and outdoor sport. It fosters balance, not only on the ground, but also instils the same in the lives of the students. With an able faculty, kids are taught to skate past their inhibitions and gain confidence with style.
To equip our children with both physical and mental abilities, chess is also patronised in our school. Chess enables the kids to put on their thinking caps and devise methods to squeeze themselves out of difficult situations and win the game on board, as well as in life.
Often referred to as the game of the leisurely, golf is endorsed as a sport in the school. This sport requires precision, calculation and meticulous execution, which is an essential skill that students imbibe during these classes.
With a state of the art squash arena, this game is played, and enjoyed by the students of our school. Inculcating the skills of fastidiousness and exactitude, this sport is a new addition to the list of sports offered in our school.
As the Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has rightly pointed out, Yoga is the backbone of all sports. Flexibility and spryness can be achieved by regularly practicing the umpteen yoga postures skilfully taught by our crackerjack teacher trainers, who preach what they practice.