What is the immediate picture that comes to mind when we think of a playground? Most certainly an environment that is care-free, high-spirited and bursting forth with life. Play is often dismissed as an optional activity – an ‘extra’ – but nothing could be further from the truth. A playground, in reality, is but nature’s colourful classroom that proffers monumental learning occasions to children of all ages. When questioned why they enjoy running, jumping, swinging, and sliding, kids often reply with, “because it’s fun”, but the benefits of play go beyond just making the heart merry. Let’s look at some of them –
We at IIS believe that play is not discrete from education, but an indispensable part of it. Our campus has been designed keeping in mind the children’s play needs. It is equipped with a standard indoor sports complex that includes a six-lane swimming pool, a gymnasium, playgrounds, game courts, and parklands. Outdoor sports such as swimming, lawn tennis, table tennis, squash, basketball, cricket, football, athletics, badminton, and yoga are offered. Children are trained for intra and inter-school tournaments, even District and National Level competitions by zealous and professional coaches.