"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy". We at Barnes, strongly believe importance of sports for children has become even more relevant in our current times, and schools have a prominent part to “play” in it.
The benefits of playing sports are multiple, and it leads to a balanced mental and physical growth. It teaches children life skills like teamwork, leadership, and patience. It inculcates discipline and playing within the rules. Builds sportsmanship, which is to deal with both winning and losing with grace. All of these experiences and habits are also useful in adult life.
For a student's comprehensive physical development as well as for recreational aspiration, a well structured physical training and sports curriculum is in place at the school. Students are encouraged to spend equal time on both physical and academic curriculum, active participation in cricket, football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, cross country and learn swimming as part of seasonal games is as inevitable as academic caliber.
A student is also required to opt for an individual sport viz tennis, badminton, table tennis, boxing or select one of the seasonal games as their individual sport. The sports infrastructure has been built painstakingly over the years keeping in pace with modern day sport equipment and accoutrements.
The 6 massive playing fields and numerous individual sports facilities offer young boys an opportunity to try their hand at and expertise at variety of sports and excel in one.
There are 3 football fields, a tennis court, 3 volleyball courts, two indoor badminton courts, one basketball court, a 400-meter Athletic field, 1 cricket ground, a fully equipped indoor gymnasium, and a swimming pool on campus. It is the endeavour of the School to ensure that every boy and girl learns to swim.
Sports also results in the improvement of self-esteem for certain students who may not be good in academics and makes them believe in themselves, which may result in improved academic performance. It also serves as a ice-breaker for newer students, and helps them gel faster.
Therefore considering all these merits, We at Barnes school strive to provide state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated instructors and the time to help their students pursue sports.