Oakridge International School organized the much awaited Sports Day for the students of Grade 4-12 at the Gachibowli Stadium on 13 October 2017. A wonderful display of skills was exhibited by the students at the athletics competition which included fully motivated programmes like aerobic dance, yoga, and taekwondo display. The event was graced by one of the Oakridge Alumni, Anindith Reddy Konda as the chief guest who is four times Indian National Racing Champion. His presence indeed elevated the importance of the Sports Day celebration and boosted the morale of the students participated in the event.
The school believes that sports, is an important part of school life and children who take part in sports receive many social, mental and psychological benefits. In other words, academic learning and sports education are known to be the two sides of the coin which help built the overall personality of the student. The sports day of Oakridge International School has motivated students to do better in the upcoming competitions. The event also gave them a base to prepare for future matches, nationally and internationally.
Speaking on the occasion, Arjun Rao, Principal of Oakridge International School said, “Sports Day is one of the most important activities in the school calendar. It is our largest internal sports competition and is eagerly looked forward to, by so many students, teachers and families. It is also our opportunity to recognize and support students who are participating in sports activities at the highest level both nationally and internationally.”
Anindith Reddy Konda, the chief guest said, “While I was a student at Oakridge, I loved playing the sport. I was on school teams and I’m glad to see how the school is encouraging sports among students. Sports helped me become the individual I am today – confident, a team player and someone who has many friends from the teams I have been a part of.”