Sport is an essential part of the all-round development at King’s College India. It provides the opportunity for engagement, responsibility, enjoyment and a sense of pride in achievement, regardless of scale or magnitude and a sense of team spirit. The love of sport developed at school offers life-long benefits, often leading to a happier, healthier and more productive future. At King’s College India, we offer a range of individual and team games with opportunities to compete both within and against other schools. We give students many opportunities to represent the school starting young, in order to build their love of sport from an early age.
Our current offerings include:
- Roller Skating
- Table Tennis
- Eight-Ball Pool
No matter what sport students choose to pursue it is important that after hours of sitting and attending classes, children get the chance to stay active, run around and play which, in turn, will actually make them more alert and productive for the following lessons.
Following British culture we so proudly represent, we could not leave out this traditionally English sport! This is a special kind of sport because it involves both body and mind. In terms of physical benefits, playing this sport regularly will improve the mobility of the children’s joints and muscles as well as posture. On the other hand, for every action and every test of stamina you face, there is a corresponding cognitive function keeping your mind sharp, making it an ideal sport for students to start at an early age.
How could we not possibly include this most famous and popular sport world-wide? It is essential to a British school as let’s not forget that its popularity emerged in English public schools during the 19th century. It is important not only because it is great exercise for the students but also because it cultivates team work and team spirit. It teaches how important cooperation is in order to achieve success.
For those students who prefer to play in smaller groups, tennis is the perfect fit! Tennis is a sport where you are constantly moving, changing direction and stretching your body. By playing tennis on a regular basis, you will also notice an improvement in agility and flexibility. What’s more, unlike most sports, tennis can be played at any age which makes it a lifelong sport.
Following the lines of football, we could not possibly leave this very popular sport out of our list. A great social sport, no matter how tough the competition is, your team would be your number 1 source of strength giving way, once again, to a strong team spirit and connection amongst each team member. Basketball offers great health benefits such as improvement in cardiovascular health, muscle development, higher self-discipline and concentration.
This is a high paced sport meaning there is no such moment of boredom, it requires a lot of energy and revolves around teamwork which is what makes it the most fun. A game like this is familiar to all of us, I am sure we all have memories of playing with helium-filled balloons and tossing them around to your friends when you were little, this is what makes this game unique in it’s own way.
For those that prefer to stay off the ground and float in water, swimming is the perfect choice. At King’s College India, we have a great swimming programme where sometimes even teachers participate! Various swimming and aquatics activities are available throughout the year. We dispose of two large swimming pools so that the students have enough space to move in. What is great about swimming is that there is no danger to it, you cannot sprain yourself which is what happens with many other sports, therefore, it is entirely safe for all students.
Traditionally considered to have its origins in Scotland where the World’s most famous golf courses continue to thrive to this day, Golf as a sport used to have a reputation of being the domain of the well-heeled elite. However, the popularity and competitive nature of the sport has shown a growing affinity for youngsters to pursue the game today. Reintroduced as an Olympic sport in 2016 after a 112 year hiatus, Golf promotes a child’s confidence, self-esteem, emotional control, planning, perseverance and good social skills. At King’s College India, we provide your child with the knowledge and equipment to explore and learn the basics of the sport in a mini-course designed just for the purpose.
The smooth and solid grounds that surround the school buildings have allowed us to introduce roller skating. This sport is an ideal outdoor activity that anyone can do at any age, what’s more, it is like riding a bike, once you learn, you never forget. Our roller skating teams also do many amazing performances during festive times making this activity a cross between an art and a sport.
King’s College India provides Badminton within an indoor recreational area in the Boarding complex, where students can play multiple games and activities, amongst them being badminton. A great low intensity sport to do after school, it can be played individually or in teams of two, making it an opportunity to socialize and unwind after a long day of classes. Badminton is played all year round and can be chosen either as a full time sporting activity or recreationally. It is also a great indoor activity to do on rainy days or in the harsh winter season.
Eight Ball Pool
Eight-ball Pool is a competitive and fun activity, located within the indoor recreational area along with badminton and table-tennis. It is a simple, safe and easy to learn sport, making it an ideal choice for students to spend quality recreational time socially, with a dash of competition thrown in. Pool encourages students to use their minds tactically on developing new strategies to outwit the opponent with focused vision and hand-eye coordination. It is also a greatly relaxing sport, perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
Originating in Victorian England as a parlour game amongst the English elite, Table tennis, or Ping-pong, has emerged today as a popular sport globally. King’s College India has three Table tennis tables equipped to provide the students recreational as well as competitive activity. The sport is encouraged to introduce quick-thinking and agility as it is a sport that requires focus and quick reflexes to play the game.
Although not a physical activity, it certainly exercises the mind. At the end of the day, students’ heads are buzzing after all the activities they have done, therefore, it is important to find a moment of peace and connect with oneself. Meditation is a great way to achieve this, it allows students to reduce stress (especially when exam season approaches), enhances self-awareness in a world where we struggle to live in the present and contributes to an overall emotional well-being, something that we at King’s give a lot of importance to. We have a few certified yoga and meditation teachers on campus, therefore, your children are left in good hands. What’s more, is this not the best place to start such exercises? In India, the land where yoga and meditation was born and is still so tightly ingrained in its culture.