The School celebrated fitness week in the second and third week of November month to inculcate healthy habits in students and teachers. The main objective of the movement was to encourage students to reduce screen time and to increase active field time.
Morning Assembly-Yoga For All
We had a session of yoga for students. In this session, students were taught the benefits of yoga and under a trained instructor learnt many ‘Asanas’ which helped them increase their concentration, mental fitness, and physical fitness.
Activities on Fitness and Nutrition for Students and Staff
Students and staff were encouraged for fitness activities like Aerobics and a healthy diet. Our sports teachers took a session for students on ‘Healthy Diet’ which will keep them healthy and fit. Students were told to stay away from aerated drinks, junk food, and fried food which may damage their bones and liver. Students were asked to eat healthy food like green vegetables, fruits, dry fruits, and sprouts which may enhance their immune system and health. School’s trained instructor for aerobics takes aerobic sessions for students on a regular basis. Students’ aerobics classes were conducted during fitness week celebration also. Aerobics is a rhythmic exercise which is very good for cardiovascular fitness, it is very much liked by the students as it includes music and some dance steps. Students took active participation and learnt the benefits of doing aerobics.
Morning Assembly- Free Hand Exercise
Students were encouraged for morning exercises. Post the morning assembly, our sports teachers taught them simple exercises to keep them healthy and fit. Both teachers and students did exercises such as jumping jacks, touching toes, spot jogging, hopping, etc.
Mental Fitness- Lecture by Sports Psychologists
Our sports instructor conducted lecture lesson for the students in the morning assembly. She encouraged students about the daily routine of physical exercises and spending maximum time in the fresh air. She told how physical exercises are important in keeping mental fitness too along with physical fitness.
She told the students that exercises such as running, yoga, cycling, etc can improve concentration and blood circulation. She also told that regular exercises can reduce the risk of obesity in children.
Fitness Assessment Through Khelo India
This initiative will help students develop a healthy mind and body in the future. With this aim, students were encouraged to play many games like PITTHOO, KHOKHO, KABBADI, VOLLEYBALL, THROWBALL, BASKETBALL etc. Our sports teachers divided the classes into teams and students were explained the rules of games. They were made to play games in their games and hobby periods. Students were told the benefits of playing outdoor games in a team which increase their stamina and fitness. They also learnt a healthy competitive spirit while playing in teams and realized that playing games will enhance their learning skills too.
Poster – Making Competition
A poster-making competition was organized in the school for classes III to XII. Students made beautiful posters on A-4 size sheets depicting various games and slogans which encouraged students to play more and more outdoor games.
Physical Activities For All The Students – Dance, Aerobics, Taekwondo, Rope Skipping
Students were encouraged for the various physical activities like dance, aerobics, Taekwondo, rope-skipping etc. Students learnt classical dance like Kathak from the dance instructor of our school. They were also encouraged for other activities for a healthy and fit mind and body. Students were told the importance of exercises and were asked to spare some time for exercises every day that will help them in keeping their body and mind fit.
Essay/Poem Writing and Quiz Competition
An essay and poem writing competition was organized in both Hindi & English language. Students wrote their essays to sensitize the issue of fitness. They tried to encourage people to become physically active and sporty. Students showed concerns regarding health issues caused due to sedentary lifestyle.
A quiz was conducted in the form of 20 MCQ questions. Each question had three options which carried one mark. Questions were framed to spread awareness on mental and physical fitness highlighting the theme ‘FIT INDIA’. They were mostly based on the games played majorly in India and on the importance of the games and fitness for the overall development of a child.