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STUDENT LIFE

Physical Education & Sport
Due to the 100% boarding nature of the school, sport plays a major role at the Academy, providing both the opportunity to compete at high standards, and also to take part on a social level. The facilities to achieve this are excellent. These include two squash and four floodlit tennis courts, two swimming pools, a full-size athletics track, a nine-hole golf course and well maintained playing fields, which are among the best in the country.
facilities comprise of the following:
2 basketball, 2 netball and 2 tennis courts
2 football, 1 rugby and 1 hockey fields
2 tennis courts
1 squash court
full size swimming pool.

Lessons
The physical education programme is based largely on the UK curriculum. Students in Form One receive two lessons of eighty minutes each per week, and the rest of the pupils receive one lesson. The various sports played in all three terms depend mostly on the climate.
The physical education programme is augmented by a wide-ranging programme of physical extra-curricular activities, which currently include golf, Karate and volleyball.

House Matches
The House matches programme runs in line with the sports being played during lesson time. House matches are played throughout the year. House captains are selected for each House at the beginning of the year, and it is their duty to oversee their House. The matches take place four times a week.

Competitive Sport
The Academy produces high standard teams in all sports. Fixtures are played weekly on a Saturday afternoon and the teams train twice a week.
The Kamuzu Academy Boys (KA Blackouts) and Girls Basketball teams are currently the Central zone basketball assosiation league (CEZOBAL) champions. This is part of the schools efforts to foster both academic excellence and sportsmanship in the students.

Outside Influence
For the past four years, the Academy has hosted numerous 'Schools of Excellence.' Players are selected nationwide to join the camp where they are trained before attending international tournaments. In 2006 the Football Under-21 Schools' team finished second in the 'Zimbabwe Coca-Cola Championship.' Two of the Academy's students, Khumbo Tembo and Handson Mvaya, played in the competition, and Handson Mvaya proceeded to represent the Malawi Under-21 National team.

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