DB Matunga campus comes alive with summer activities!
-Mr. Barrington Serrao

A well deserved summer break is here – both for the staff and the students. It is a welcome break after the strenuous academic year’s programme. As is customary, summer camps and tournaments are organized for the children to engage in different activities and hone their skills. Don Bosco Matunga was host to the first summer camp – there are two summer camps, one each in April and May – and the inter-school basketball tournament.

The first summer camp began on 10th April 2018 and ended on 27th April 2018. Close to 500 children were the beneficiaries of this camp that witnessed various activities viz. Football, Basketball, Skating, Athletics, Hockey, Cricket, Chess, Music, Gymnastics, Lawn Tennis, Calligraphy, Handwriting, Robotics, Emoticon (Speech & Drama, Dance and Art & Craft), Abacus/ Vedic Math etc. Professional coaches engage the students in these activities through fun and intense coaching programs.

This summer, we were hosts to the fourth edition of Don Bosco Cup – an interschool basketball tournament – from 23rd April to 29th April 2018. This tournament brings along a charm of its own that is not witnessed even at some of the major interschool tournaments held in the city, The sprawling campus, the modern facilities of basketball playing surfaces and the desire to play and interact with each other attract participants and audiences to this annual feature. This year a total of 162 teams – boys and girls – from the schools of Mumbai registered themselves for this tourney. A record 386 matches were played in this period! The finals witnessed the presence of the members of the management – Rector, Fr. Crispino D’Souza, Principal, Fr. Bernard Fernandes and Administrator, Fr. Roy Noronha – many prominent figures from the basketball fraternity, the sponsors, parents and well-wishers. The organizers of the tournament included the Sports Coordinator of the school, the basketball coaches and the parents of the school.

Our congratulations to the winners and the participants of the tournament. Indeed the spirit of Don Bosco comes alive everytime we meet on such momentous occasions!

Winners:
a) Under 9 Boys – Winners, Don Bosco, Matunga. Runners- up, Pawar High School.
b) Under 9 Girls – Winner’s, Rajhans High School, Andheri. Runners-up Gokuldham High School.
c) Under 11 Boys – Winners, Don Bosco, Matunga. Runners-up Cathedral & John High School.
d) Under 11 Girls – Winner’s, Bombay Scottish. Runners-up Don Bosco International School, Matunga.
e) Under 13 Boys – Winner’s, St. Joseph’s High School, Wadala. Runners-up Don Bosco Matunga.
f) Under 13 Girls – Winner’s, Gokuldham High School. Runners-up St. Anthony High School, Chembur.
g) Under 16 Boys – Winner’s, St. Joseph’s, Wadala. Runners-up Don Bosco, Matunga.
h) Under 16 Girls – Winners, St. Anthony’s High School. Runners-up Bombay Scottish.