The International School Award (ISA) recognizes and celebrates exemplary practices of internationalism in schools. K.R Mangalam World School, G.K-II prides itself for being able to incorporate international dimension in its curriculum and giving global exposure to its students.
In light of the same, the students of class VIII were comprehensively explained the meaning of the term ‘indigenous’ and were introduced to the concept of ‘Indigenous Games’ through a Power point Presentation as part of ISA project on 28 May, 2020. They were also informed about the three countries of study-India, Canada and Brazil for the project. The teacher explained how indigenous games arerecreational activities that originated from a particular cultural group, community or people. These games help people to take pride in their indigenous background and feel identified with their culture and history. They aim at promoting native sports, these games are different from the mainstream sports, which are regulated by international federations, and have fixed rules. The teacher also explained how these games were different from the common league games.
The fact that playing indigenous games not only improves physical development and brain stimulation, but also polishes their social skills was reiterated amongst them. Through these games children learn to play to win and also understand how to accept defeat gracefully.
As a part of the project, each section of class VIII has been given a country and a game to research about. Each section of students was explained the game under their study and how the students will be conductingtheir research based on the links to be provided by the teacher.
Students were also briefed about the making of the scrap book which would reflect their creative skills and innovation under the current lock down conditions due to the pandemic.
The session was welcomed enthusiastically by the students and received a lot of admiration.