3rd July 2023, Bengaluru: Advay Poduval studying in Gr.8 from The Cambridge International School has been selected to represent India in the 55th International Children’s Games (ICG) , also known as the Children’s Olympics, organised by International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be held at Daegu, South Korea between 5th and 10th July 2023.
ICG is a multisport competition exclusively for children aged 12 to 15, hosted annually in different countries, with participation of children from all over the globe. The Indian participation for this year has been spearheaded by The Bangalore Schools Sports Foundation (BSSF) which also marks BSSF’s 13th consecutive year representing India at the ICG. This year’s contingent includes 13 players from the field of athletics (track and field) and basketball. Advaid will be participating in Basketball. Since the year 2009, the efforts made by BSSF have seen many children from Bangalore showcasing their talent in sports by participating in the ICG.
TCIS has always believed in future readying students through equal focus on academic excellence and holistic development. Scientific integration of sports into its curriculum forms an important strategy of TCIS to achieve the same. The school has been making conscious investments not only in building world-class sports infrastructure, but also in attracting exceptional coaching talents from across various sports to coach its students. Ms.Thanuja who will be Head of delegation, leading this year’s contingent for ICG Daegu, South Korea, is one of the PGT ,Physical Education Instructors from TCIS. It is not surprising that the school has produced many National champions and some of the finest International players cutting across various sports like fencing, cricket, skating, basketball, football, etc. With Advay’s selection, TCIS has once again proved their actions speak louder than words.
Commenting on the tour Ms.Roshni Vijayan, Principal of TCIS, Harlur stated that the year 2023 has been exceptional for TCIS in terms of student excellence in a multitude of fields. Its first batch of Grade-12 has seen a remarkable 25% students cracking National institutes like IIT, NIT, NID, etc. Now with Advay’s selection to represent India in Children’s Olympics, underlines what TCIS always stands for – Integration of academic excellence and holistic development.