Harrow Bangkok provides an extensive Sports Programme in line with the School’s tradition of providing a broad, holistic education. Harrow Bangkok seeks to provide ‘sport for all, whilst striving for excellence’.
All students are given ample opportunity to experience a range of sporting activities that they enjoy. We aim to promote achievement, progress and excellence, whilst at the same time fostering the development of self confidence in every child.
The Harrow Bangkok values of Leadership, Team Work, Service, Resilience and Creativity form the core of our sporting philosophy. These five values are reflected throughout our Physical Education Curriculum, our comprehensive Sports Training Activities and the Harrow Bangkok Competitive Sports Team Programme.
All students receive Physical Education lessons each week at Harrow Bangkok. Our team of specialist teachers deliver a broad and balanced curriculum of games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor activities, athletics and swimming. In this programme students develop their physical skills, analytical and creative thinking, and consider the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle.
After School each day as part of the extra-curricular programme, Harrovians have the opportunity to take part in over 50 different sports training activities. A huge breadth of sports are on offer and range from individual activities such as tae kwon do, kayaking, Thai boxing, ballet, archery and trampolining to the more traditional sports of swimming, football, table tennis, cross country running, volleyball, basketball and badminton. Through these activities, students learn the value of being physically active and are developing positive personal and social attitudes.
This year has seen the launch of the sports academy system. We have four sports academies that offer sport year round to our students in football, gymnastics, swimming and tennis. The academies offer an entry point into the respective sports, but they also ensure top athletes receive focused training. Our highly qualified coaches and state-of-the-art facilities provide the optimum environment to nurture athletic talent.
Harrow Bangkok is proud of its ‘Lions’ sports teams who compete both within Bangkok and throughout the region. Harrow Bangkok is represented by both boys’ and girls’ teams at U9, U11, U13, U15, Junior Varsity and Varsity level. We have over 120 teams that represent the School over the academic year. The major seasonal sports are athletics, basketball, cross country, football, rock climbing, rugby, sailing, touch rugby, tee ball, softball and volleyball. In addition to this, swimming, tennis, golf, football academy and gymnastics squads compete all year round. Harrow Bangkok is a member of the Bangkok Schools Athletic Conference (BISAC) and the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA). These two conferences provide our students opportunities to compete regularly in Bangkok as well as all the major cities in South East Asia. Through regular team practice and competition our ‘Harrow Lions’ learn the value of hard work and commitment and they learn to face up to sporting challenges as individuals and team players.