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June 2012

“Sports form an Integral Part of the School Curriculum”

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Sheelu Mathew, Principal and Director, St. Mary’s School, Dwarka What kind of steps is the school taking to include sports in the overall education of the student?

Games and sports form an integral part of school curriculum. It is our constant  endeavour to involve more and more students to take part in various games.

The school has proper facilities for the disciplines like Athletics, Badminton, Basketball Netball, Football, Volleyball, Cricket, Skating ring, and Yoga, etc. We have yoga period for every class to teach mental relaxation, good health and to help our students develop good personality.

Tell us about the sports infrastructure and solutions installed at the school.

St Mary’s School, Dwarka, has facilities for cricket and football with designated grounds for each, along with basketball, volleyball and badminton courts.

We have outsourced introduction of new sports at the school to the company called Sportseed. They have helped us introduce archery into the list of sports available at the school.


 Sports Education at Smt Lilavatibai Podar High School
Smt Lilavatibai Podar High School encourages its students to participate in sporting events like Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Cricket, Football, Chess, Swimming, and Gymnastics

Sports infrastructure at school

At a distance of three furlongs from the school building, the school has Podar Sport Academy and ground, where students are taken regularly for their Physical Education Class and coached for athletics, cricket, football, basketball, table tennis, and throw ball. Indoor sporting activities like gymnastics, karate, chess, carom, table tennis and skating are also taken care of.

Sports assessment system at School

Students are assessed on the following descriptors:
• Displays an innate talent in an identified sport and appreciates importance of good health
• Demonstrate endurance and strength to perform well
• Ability to move quickly
• Displays agility, coordination and balance and is able to change direction quickly during any game/match.
• Display healthy team spirit and discipline on and off the field
• Displays leadership skills, a high level of responsibility and is self motivated
• Is an inspiration or is able to inspire other members of the school

Tie-up for sports infrastructure

The Podar Sports Academy has qualified and experienced coaches from Sports Authority of India and National Institute of Sports. Students are given training in various disciplines like athletics, Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Football, Table Tennis, swimming, etc.
• Academy is organizing various Inter School competitions.
• Hobby classes are organized on every Saturdays.
• Special sports training programmes are conducted during summer vacation and Diwali Vacations.//

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