For DP students sporting activities come in the variety of forms in their core component of the curriculum in the form of Creativity, Activity and Service. CAS’s Activity components give each student an opportunity to learn and teach any sport which brings meaning to their lifestyle.
This physical exertion of the curriculum actively engages the students towards contributing to a healthy lifestyle. Pursuits may include:
- Individual and team sports,
- Dance, outdoor recreation,
- Fitness training, and
- Any other form of physical exertion that purposefully contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
These activities aim at:
- Increasing their awareness of their own strengths and areas for growth – They are able to see themselves as individuals with various skills and abilities, and understand that they can make choices about how to move forward.
- Undertaken new challenges – A new challenge may be an unfamiliar activity, or an extension to an existing one.
- Planned and initiated activities – Planning and initiation is often in collaboration with others. It can be shown in activities that are part of larger projects, as well as in small student-led activities.
At TIPS students learn new games to challenge themselves and push their limits to accomplish their individual goals or learn new techniques to become better in the existing sporting activity. This physical fitness prepares them to endure the challenges curriculum requires to face overall. The students realize the value of interconnection of mental, physical and emotional development.