In this series of articles, we aim to discuss GIIS pedagogy, 9GEM and to share with you with some examples on how GIIS has ingrained each GEM into the students life across all campuses, worldwide. The second GEM is Sports Excellence.
Together everyone achieves
During the Kindergarten annual sports meet Athleta, all the Kindergarten students displayed different human formation to showcase the collaboration between UAE and India. Students formed shapes relevant to the two countries, including the lotus, palm tree, the UAE and Indian flags and heart to symbolise the values that we impart to all our students. It was a visual treat for all.
The first Primary Annual Sports Day was organised and all the students from Class 1 to 8 took part in it. The four houses Sunflower, Hibiscus, Chrysanthemum and Orchid displayed a colourful drill parade. The students of Class 1 and 2 also participated in some of the athletic events like 50m, 100m and the 4 X 50m relay (boys and girls), and brought laurels to their respective houses. The trophy for the leading house was bagged by the Hibiscus house.
Fun activities at Nishi Kasai
The Annual Sports Meet of GIIS Tokyo Campus was held at Shinden Elementary School in Nishi Kasai. The students participated in PT displays, march past, relay race, yoga and karate sessions etc.
Sports for one and all
It was a fun day at GIIS focusing on promoting physical activity and healthy competition during Kindergarten Sports Day. Children enthusiastically took part in sports activities like march past, sprint and relay. Families too participated in events for dads, mums and grandparents, adding to the festivity of the occasion.
True strength in a team
Annual Sports Day began with the inter-house march past and the ceremonial lighting of the torch by last year’s individual champions. Following the Chief Guest’s address, students performed Zumba to a foot-tapping number. Track events under various categories kept the spectators glued to the finishing line. Formation of human pyramids was a true display of strength and teamwork. The cheerleading performance marked the culmination of the Annual Sports Day.
Team spirit builds success
The school playground of GIIS was filled with great zeal and excitement as Sports Week was celebrated on the campus. Students participated in various sports events. The activities were specifically focused on agility, balance, coordination, speed, strength and team spirit. Dedicated effort by the teachers and students made Sports Week a huge success and gave a fantastic opportunity to our pupils to take part in sports and be more active.
Sportsmanship taking center stage
Annual Sports Day is conducted to instill the spirit of sportsmanship in students. The event saw stiff competition from track and field events, to games like Lemon & Spoon and Collecting The Balls. Sports Day also witnessed participation from our community of parents in events like the 40m race for mothers and 50m race for fathers.
Highlighting diversity in sports
GIIS Bangalore celebrated their 4th Annual Sports Day. The events such as drill, march past, hula hoop, torch relay and gymnastics were some of the many highlights of the event. Students also participated in various drills, races, yoga, archery, rifle shooting and martial arts demonstrations.
GIIS Noida celebrated the 4th Annual Sports meet within the school premises. Students presented a beautiful drill, tambourine dance and also performed a dandiya dance. There were many interesting races organised for the students like Jalebi Race, Dakiya (Postman) Relay, Lagori race (sack the marbles or pithoo race), Khul ja sim sim, Matki race, Jallikattu race, etc. The theme for this year’s Sports Day was Indigenous games. There was also parent participation in some events where our young students cheered enthusiastically for their parents. These games have not only enriched our rich cultural heritage but also helped our students strengthen their unidimensional strength and core muscle coordination.
Building character through sports
Annual Sports Day is a platform for all school students to participate in various sports activities individually and in groups. The event started with a march past and salutation to honour the chief guests and the GIIS Choir presented a motivational song for the players. There was a special demonstration on karate, yoga and physical training. Parents participated in a tug-of-war competition with loud cheering from the students. Sports play an important role in character building of students and annual events like this help in inculcating sportsman spirit amongst our students.
Interschool Chess Championship
Chess develops mental abilities and enhances the problem solving capabilities among individuals. GIIS Noida in association with the Noida Chess Association hosted and organised the Interschool Chess Championship. This initiative witnessed the participation of 104 students from various schools across Delhi NCR. Our students developed an understanding of considering sports as a way of healthy living and active lifestyle.