Kurt Hahn, whose educational philosophy inspires much of what we do at Green Shoots, believed in the value of physical activity. He co-founded Outward Bound and the school that the late Prince Philip attended as a child, which later inspired him to create the Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award.
Sport builds not only physical fitness and strength, but teamwork, leadership, confidence, and a range of other valuable life skills.
The Green Shoots Health and Physical Education (HPE) programme builds five core skills and attributes, working at an age-appropriate level throughout the school:
Students link their physical education with other subjects in keeping with Green Shoots’ holistic approach to learning: Notions of scale, distance and speed are tied to mathematical problem solving; biological concepts feed into issues like the body’s centre of gravity and an understanding of how sporting technique and progress can influence body shape; while teamwork, sportsmanship and the role of sport in society help children develop respectful civic relationships.
Sporting activities are influenced by the seasons and rotate between:
Green Shoots secondary students participate in sporting competitions with other schools in central Vietnam, with each school taking turns to host the event. Our students compete under the banner of the Green Shoots mascot, the Unicorn; an emblem chosen by students to symbolise the school’s magical qualities.
Green Shoots International School Campus
414/7 Cua Dai, Cam Chau District
Hoi An, Quang Nam Province