British Council ISA 7: Cricket – One Team One Dream
Through British Council ISA 7: Cricket – One Team One Dream, students actually got an opportunity to study, compare and contrast the history of Cricket and how it is associated with the colonial past. It has always been believed that the game of cricket survived as a children's game for many centuries before it was adapted by adults around the beginning of the 17th century.
The students underwent an all-encompassing learning experience as they had to research, collate, arrange, classify, perform and paste the facts & pictures in the various activities like Collage and PowerPoint Presentation.
Students of Classes VII – VIII prepared PPT to elucidate the rules, regulations and history of cricket and shared the same with the students of Class V – VI. Further, Class V & VI students prepared a beautiful collage on the legends of Cricket from India and England.
A cricket match was conducted on 20th May’17 in the premises of the school in which there were two teams India and England and the students showed up with great team spirit.
A Cricket Quiz was also conducted which was on the basis of the evolution of Cricket, in which two teams comprising students of V to VIII took part. Even the audience felt involved in the activity as they were passed the unanswered questions of each team. All students, as well as the teachers, enjoyed this activity very much. Also, a feedback was taken from the chief guest, parents and students.
Through this, the students opened up their horizons of knowledge about the game. For e.g., first ever international cricket game was between the USA and Canada in 1844. The match was played at the grounds of the St George's Cricket Club in New York. The activity also paved a way to the students to attain knowledge about the Cricket’s origin in India and develop a deeper understanding of it and its international standards.
It was an actual hands-on experience on a school pitch, which enhanced the passion for cricket among students and along with that, gave them a better understanding of the game. Teamwork building, co-operation, collaboration and critical evaluation of the situation, strategic planning, concentration and presence of mind, sportsmanship, leadership qualities and discipline are a part of the game and these skills were learned through the activity.