Physical activity is an essential ingredient of Sanawarain's life. The daily routine itself requires movement between dormitories, classes, dining hall, hobby and game locations spread over the 139 acre site at different levels.
In addition to these compulsory activities, each child also has the option to pursue a wide range of sporting activities, both as team games and as individual pursuits, within the school timetable.
All children start the day with half an hour of PT. During the early Spring term, this takes the form of a 'Hodson's Run', 3-5 kms around the school site, culminating in the fiercely fought Hodson Finals in April. During the rest of the year the children practice their mass PT movements, preparing for the Inter House and Tattoo for the Founders Celebration in October.
NCC is compulsory in the senior classes and the School maintains a high standard of parade.
Specialised coaches are employed for various games with provision for quality equipment.
Interactions with other schools through sporting and cultural activities are a regular features which helps the childern to bond with one another and develop leadership qualities.
Camping and trekking is an integral part of the life of the School. Easy access to the remote Himalayan regions is a real asset for its trekkers, and additional activities such as white water rafting and rock climbing are also in this programme.