Collaborative activity between students of Gwalior Glory High School and Afghanistan
A spectacular activity to reconnect with the various indigenous
sports was conducted for the students of class VIII with an aim to make the
learners study the indigenous sports from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and
Afghanistan. Students researched about history, evolution and tradition of
various indigenous sports from these countries and motor skills used in the respective
Under the activity, Gwalior Glory High School collaborated with
Youlmarab High School in Afghanistan to give opportunity to students to
Rediscover, Reconnect And Revere The Indigenous Sports from both the countries. Information about Indian
indigenous sports - Kho-Kho, Kabaddi ,
Gatka and Thang Ta were shared with the partner school. Session on Kabaddi and Kho – Kho were
conducted in which the Glorians participated themselves. Students visited LNIPE
and also interviewed experts about various aspects related to the traditional
sports covered under the activity.
The partner school also shared details about the indigenous sport
from their country (martial art form -Wrestling , sport popular among the competitive enthusiasts - Buzkashi and
sports based on focus and aim –Sling Shot and Swat Shooting) .
Students watching demonstration of Wrestling - video shared by partner school in Afghanistan
Comparative study on how the sports from India and Afghanistan help
in physical, mental and emotional upliftment , gave a comprehensive insight to
the students. The collaborative project concluded very effectively.
Silat from Malaysia and Angampora from Sri Lanka are the indigenous
sports that were also studied under the activity.
Learners also drew conclusion on why practices that have originated
from India like Yoga and meditation have become an important part of lifestyle of people
nowadays. An exhibition was also conducted in which 3D models and charts
related to various sports studied under the activity were displayed.
Overall this activity gave an insight into the indigenous sports and
helped the students to appreciate the need of disciplined regime and focus that
each and every sport emphasizes on for holistic development.
Such collaborative approach helps to learn in a better way..... do post
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