Staff Reporter –
Accelerating its focus on students’ holistic development through sports curriculum, one of India’s leading international K12 school chains, Orchids The International School conducts an exclusive Masterclass for students with Bhaichung Bhutia. With strong emphasis on sports and physical development, Orchids kick-started its masterclasses and sports training camps for the students in Gurugram, Sonepat, Rohtak and Kolkata with Mary Kom, Shikhar Dhawan’s Da One Sports Academy, Geeta Phogat and now with renowned Indian Footballer Bhaichung Bhutia. The students were exposed to professional sports training from experienced coaches and sports experts in various sports domains, including Cricket and Football.
The primary goal of this Football Training is to cultivate and enhance a culture of discipline, teamwork, determination, and athleticism in young minds at Orchids. The first football training camp was rolled out from 13th to 15th October across Orchids Campuses in Kolkata. During the three-day camp, students actively participated in activities aimed at honing their skills through structured training methods, insights and learning the hard and soft skills required for the game, exemplifying the essence of genuine sportsmanship.
Orchids have always been staunch supporters of sports and physical education continually seeking opportunities to go beyond the ordinary and provide students with an enriching experience. Speaking at the launch of this association, Chief Guest and Legendary Indian Footballer Bhaichung Bhutia said, “I feel deeply honored to have witnessed the remarkable talents on display at Orchids The International School. Sports training camps like these are crucial in nurturing young football enthusiasts and instilling a love for the game from an early age. Kolkata has always been a hub for football, and initiatives like these undeniably fortify its enduring legacy. Through this Masterclass and Camps, we aspire to cultivate a new generation of skilled players who will not only excel on the field but also carry the spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork in all aspects of their lives.”
Dr. Paramita Mishra, VP Academics, Orchids The International School, Kolkata also shared her thoughts, stating, “Our sports curriculum is meticulously crafted to empower our students in cultivating a wide array of essential attributes, including strength, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility, control, balance, and more. Our foremost objective is to ensure that every student receives the invaluable opportunity to learn from the finest in their chosen field. This masterclass and sports training camps
stand as a testament to our unwavering dedication to holistic education. Beyond the realm of academics, we are committed to nurturing talents and imparting values that transcend the confines of the classroom. We are truly honored to have hosted an icon of the caliber of Bhaichung Bhutia, whose presence has undeniably left an indelible impression on our young participants.”
Elaborating on the sports partnerships, Harsh Gupta, VP of Student Welfare, Orchids The International School said, “This sports alliance represents an extraordinary opportunity for our students to benefit from world-class coaching and connect with distinguished sports personalities like Bhaichung Bhutia. It underscores our unswerving commitment to holistic education, where we place equal importance on physical fitness alongside academic excellence.The masterclass session conducted by Bhaichung Bhutia provided an enriching experience for all our participants.”
The presence of football maestro Bhaichung Bhutia, who carries a wealth of experience and expertise, lent his invaluable insights to the young aspirants, leaving a remarkable mark on the students’ footballing journeys. This partnership between Orchids The International School and Bhaichung Bhutia marked a significant step towards fostering a culture of sports excellence and nurturing young talent at Orchids The International School. Together, this partnership aims to inspire a new generation of football enthusiasts, instilling values of teamwork, discipline, and perseverance that will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the sporting landscape of the nation.