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  • Billabong High International School, Malad celebrates sports and performing arts with preschoolers

    Published on December 20, 2010

    Mumbai: Billabong High International School, Malad showcased the importance of imbibing performing arts and sports for child development in a rather unique display by its Kangaroo Kids preschoolers at the annual sports day function. The preschoolers put up interesting displays across activities like basket ball, gymnastics, singing and dancing. The sports and performing arts (SPA|) program for kindergarten was developed by Kangaroo Kids Education (KKEL) for maximization of child oriented goals in physical, emotional and social development – development of motor skills, social interaction, creativity and most importantly enjoyment.

    The event began with the lighting of the torch at BHIS, Malad School ground by the “torch bearer”, followed by the welcome song which was sung by the Sports and Performing Arts singers. As this event was exclusively designed for preschoolers, few displays like Basket ball, Gymnastics, Cheerleader Dance were displayed at the school ground. The Cheerleader Dance, children presented a spectacular display of hand movements and co-ordination. The theme of the event is ‘On the move’ where the children spread the message of observing road safety. In Basket ball, children were involved in passing balls and shooting baskets in a zig zag formation, which helped them in improving their hand eye coordination.

    In Gymnastics children’s exhibited skills like padmaasana, summersaults, stretching etc. The children from singing team sung a welcome song that was composed by their own music teacher. The whole event was concluded by singing National Anthem.

    Lina Ashar, Founder, Kangaroo Kids preschools and Billabong High International Schools, said, “We have been acknowledged as pioneers in providing innovative, holistic education for the all-round development of the child. At KKEL, training in sports and performing arts at the earliest level in the school years, is as important as academics. At KKEL we believe in promoting and supporting individual interests and inclinations of children. Sports not just helps in the Physical development of the students but also inculcates values like co – operation, fair play, team spirit, sportsmanship and accepting defeat with positive attitude. Performing arts allow the development and growth of the linguistic-literary and artistic abilities – speaking, emoting, empathising, ability to observe and understand, perform in front of an audience – all that we might wish to achieve in their language and literature classes later on.”