Waldorf students participate in a variety of physical education classes that teach spatial awareness, encourage coordination, balance and rhythm, and develop individual and team sporting skills. A large playground in our campus offers a 200m track, Long Jump pit, Volleyball/Throwball Court. All games are played with an emphasis on inclusion and fairness. Enjoyment and skill development always have priority over winning.
Competitive and strategic games are introduced in the middle school and up till Grade 5 children play games that help improve their coordination, stamina and overall skills such as hopping, skipping and running. Children from Grades 6 and above are gradually introduced to games like Throwball, Volleyball, Dodge Ball, Kho-Kho etc., to develop team spirit, strengthen their lower limbs and work on their balance and coordination as well as their skills of planning, strategy, and execution.
Apart from regular gymnastics, children at Sloka are introduced to Bothmer Gymnastics, which was developed in accordance with the indications given by Steiner’s perspective of the Human Being and Child Development. This comprises a collection of simple core exercises, which, when practiced regularly, bring about a change of inner and outer posture and movement.