“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. This proverb highlights the importance of playful activities in our life. Most schools arrange for ‘Annual Sports’ once in a year. The purpose is to encourage students to participate in various sports, hone their skills and above all develop a sportsmanship.
Our School has sports event every alternate year. The Sports event was organised for three days - 27th, 28th and 29th December 18’. But the preparations began from the beginning of December. During the days of the event, the students of grades 7 to 10 performed their assigned duties with responsibility, which facilitated a smooth functioning of the Sports event.
Flags of different colors fluttered all around the ground. Participation of all the students from Pre-K to Grade 10 was witnessed by our enthusiastic parents. The students were divided into two groups: “Black Eagles” and “Green Parakeets”. Our Sports Event consisted of Games Meet and Athletic Meet. Students from Grade 1 to 10 participated in the Game meet in the morning and the Athletic meet in the evening. The Athletic meet included Smart Walk, fun races for pre-primary students and various competitive races beginning from 40m to 100m and 200m, hurdles and the relay races also. It was fun and a moment of pride to watch our children participate in the races. Winners were awarded certificates for the races and the games. Drills performed by all the Grades and the Mentor’s drill were the show stealers. Tumbling act performed by our tiny tots from the Pre-primary section was the most popular.
On the third day, the programme culminated with parents and teachers’ races. The students were very excited to the see their parents on the tracks. From day 1 to day 3 the curiosity and the eagerness to know the name of the team who would earn the winning cup was reaching heights. It reached its peak when the winning cup was being announced …………..and was finally taken away by the Black Eagle team. The cup was handed over by our beloved trustee Shri Vinubhai Patel. The Green Parakeets, too, joined the celebration.
This was the time where students showed true spirit of sportsmanship- Purpose achieved!