21 October, 2018
A Good Neighbour makes a Good Team-Primary Sports Festival
-Ms. Tejashree Vesvikar
Sport is an integral part of our lives. Sport be it team based or individual is a great and beneficial activity for children. The sports infrastructure and the sporting activities on the campus provide our students this holistic life-long learning to build their self-esteem, confidence and social skills. The Sports festival in all the three sections of the school is a celebrated event. The Primary section had their Annual Sports Festival (2018-19) on Sat 20 Oct 2018 on the school grounds.
The theme for the festival was “Good Neighbours aid perfect victory” in keeping with the school theme for the year, ‘My neighbor, my responsibility’. It was an invitation to our children to imbibe the value of cooperation with their team members to effect a perfect victory. The inaugural ceremony began with a warm welcome to the Chief Guest Rev. Fr. Crispino D’souza, Rector of the school along with Rev. Fr. Bernard Fernandes, school Principal, Rev. Fr. Roy Noronha, Vice Principal and Administrator, Mrs. Griselda Fernandes, Head Teacher and Mrs. Shobha, K.G Supervisor to the musical beats of the school band.
The program began by invoking God’s blessing on this auspicious day. The Captain and the Vice Captain were the flag bearers who handed over with pride the school flag to the Chief Guest. It was a solemn moment for all present on the Sports Field when the flag was hoisted. Our torch bearer master Suffian Mulla, student of Std.4, selected as the best sportsman of the year, represented the students to ignite the flames at the games. Reciting the formal sportsman’s oath the boys promised themselves to participate with the true spirit of sportsmanship.
At the display program, the school band kept the audience and students enthralled with their musical moves and synchronized performance. It was indeed an outstanding performance. The drill display performance of various classes was an icing on the cake where the coordination, variety and colour were unveiled. “Aerobic exercise keeps your blood pumping faster,” said Dishant, student of Std 4 introducing the drill display performance of boys of Std 1 that included aerobic exercises using pom poms. Std 2 boys presented a drill display using unique colourful fans that brightened up the sports field with their attractive and dazzling appearance. The boys of Std 3 showcased a drill display with a lot of energy and strength, and showed perfect co-ordination using bamboos as props. To present the multitude of sports boys of Std. 4 performed a drill display using colourful balls.”Watching the drill display was a feast for the eyes,” says Pratham Kapoor, student of Std 3.
Our Chief Guest Fr. Crispino D’Souza addressed all the students and parents present and expressed gratitude to the staff for the herculean efforts in preparing for this day. He then formally declared the Annual Sports meet open.
The finalists of the different individual events ran their races and the top three of each race qualified for a prize. The participants ran with focus and determination without losing their joy and enthusiasm of the event. After the individual races, each and every child participated in the team games cheering and motivating their friends to give their best. “Boscoites learn to trust each other and surrender the ‘me’ for the ‘we’ and create a perfect victory.” quotes Ayaan, student of Std.4 while reflecting the theme for the day.
The winners of the individual events and team games were announced at the end of the program. Rev. Fr. Bernard Fernandes, school Principal gave away the certificates to the prize winners. Master Liam Sequiera, Vice Captain of the Primary section expressed his gratitude at the vote of thanks. The day ended with the lowering of the school flag by the Principal, and the leaders handed over the flag to the Head teacher, Mrs. Griselda Fernandes. The Principal Fr. Bernard thereafter declared the Sports Festival 2018-19 closed and the eventful day concluded with the singing of the National Anthem.