Phys. Ed. in K-du

by Annalise on November 21, 2009

Robin’s online schooling has allowed us to travel this year while keeping him current in his studies. It certainly has been different for him to ‘go’ to school this way – by logging in on his computer but he is showing a good deal of initiative and independence with his studies. There have been two elements however that have been difficult. The first is that this method of education can be isolating from other kids his age. The second is getting sufficient physical activities into his daily routine, for his health and Phys. Ed. requirements.

This week we discovered a brilliant solution to both. A fellow runner from the Himalayan Hash House Harriers group provided a connection to the British School which is quite near our home. She put us onto the head of Phys. Ed. at the school and today he confirmed Robin could join a series of athletic clubs, with an hour of a different activity each afternoon. The British School is a highly regarded English school with approx. 320 students. These 320 students represent approx. 32 nationalities and many of the students are in similar situations as Robin; away from home but in Kathmandu beyond just a visit.

So, for some modest fees, Robin will start the following activities with kids his own age: Mondays – cross training; Tuesdays – Football (Soccer); Wednesdays – horse back riding; Thursdays – Cricket (why not, you know,… when in Rome); and, Fridays – X Country running. This also excuses him of running with his Mom and Dad first thing in the morning 3 times per week. He’s thrilled about this development and it sure does look like fun! It should add a whole new dimension to our stay in K-Du! Stay tuned!

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LeeAnne November 24, 2009 at 11:42 am

I am so glad for Robin. Not only daily physical exercise but with people his own age. The activities sound like fun.

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