Dear Parent,

With the start of a new academic year we would like to thank you for your continued support. In keeping with our commitment and implicit promise to provide you with continuous improvement and innovation, we are pleased to send you an update on the LeapStart programme for the Academic Year 2012-13.

LeapStart, India’s premiere Sports & PE Company, offers a complete sport and fitness programme for children from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The LeapStart programme is a holistic and age appropriate programme for school students of various age groups designed to condition a healthy mind and to keep them active and fit. This conditioning prepares them for excellence in academics as well as facing life challenges.

An important feature of the LeapStart Physical Education Programme is the integration across all our curriculum offerings, from Early Childhood right through to Grade 12. The LeapStart Early Childhood represents a paradigm shift in the way physical activity has traditionally been instructed to pre-schoolers and its primary goal is to teach children the fundamentals of movement through exploration. The LeapStart K to 2 Programme offers instruction and practice in a realistic number of diverse skills and activities with the focus on teaching skills of gross movement patterns. The new LeapStart 3 to 6 curriculum focuses on more in-depth learning of sports and teaches skills for a number of sports. To teach the students a higher understanding of game play, we are incorporating the sport of Soccette as well as the Socci multi-sport training goals. These unique training activities and equipment, being used for the first time ever in India, will help the students to enhance their skill and creativity levels in a game scenario. The LeapStart 7 to 12 PE has been designed to be integrated into middle and high school physical education programmes and empower students to adopt life-long activity and wellness practices. They will enjoy a variety of sport in a supportive environment, continue to build robust activity literacy, and thus become more confident and competent participants.

This year, we will also be offering the Sports Specialty Programme for students who wish to pursue and attain a higher level of sporting excellence. This programme is designed to deliver the highest level of learning of a sport to participants of the programme. The program is age specific in its approach while teaching the participant both the skill and game/competitive strategy of the sport. The programme uses the latest training methodologies culled from around the world and is built around a structured curriculum that progresses the participant through all the necessary skills needed to master each sport. The LeapStart Sports Specialty Programme is a fun and highly effective way to develop higher levels of learning a sport and specializing in the same. The sports being offered under this program are:

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Tennis

LeapStart Activity Books

The LeapStart @ Home Activity Books have been designed for use at home so parents can support their children's learning in health, fitness and sports throughout the school year. These books have been carefully planned, with the activities designed to incorporate academic integration into the LeapStart Curriculum. The books include multiple activities like crosswords and puzzles which highlight the benefits of an active lifestyle, participation in sports, nutrition and moral values. They also include pages of cognitive assessments, which form a part of the LeapStart Assessments.

This year, to promote a higher level of excellence, we will be conducting All India Tournaments for Cricket and Football. The tournaments will begin with a region-wise competition and culminate in a Grand Finale in Bangalore featuring the regional winners. Making the tournaments even more exciting is the Talent Hunt where we will identify outstanding players who will then be sent to Wellington, New Zealand (Cricket) and London, England (Football).

Our monthly newsletters (first issue for this year to be sent in July) have been redesigned to incorporate activities involving the students. Working together with our Program team and the trainers, we will feature an “Activity of the Month” in each issue. We will also feature an interactive section for the children.

We at LeapStart are privileged to be your partner in ensuring your child’s health and well-being and we look forward to a very exciting and active year ahead!

The LeapStart Team

Regd. Office: No. 11, SMR House, Convent Road, Richmond Town, Bangalore 560 025 INDIA
Phone No. +91 80 4057 9999 www.leapstart.co.in