4 December, 2017
TIME OUT FOR FUN
-Ms. Sarra Mullick and Ms. Richa Singh
The Primary Sports Festival is unique and presents an opportunity not only for a healthy competition but also for fun, togetherness and leisure time activities for a child. With this in mind our theme for the year was ‘Time Out For Fun’ and everybody truly lived up to it today, 2nd Dec 2017, on the Primary Sports Ground.
The day began with the welcome of the Chief guest Fr. Bernard Fernandes, our Principal, by the Primary school Captain and Vice– Captain and hoisting of the school flag, accompanied by the singing of the school anthem. Master Angad Singh then lit the torch reminding each one of us to play the games with sincerity, purity and in the right spirit of a true sportsman. The sportsman’s prayer and oath were recited by Master Yohaan Panjwani and Master Angelo respectively – these two young students have won accolades for the school in the field of sports. The outstanding band performance was followed by the energetic and synchronized drill displays of the four standards; a complete feast for the eyes! Rev. Fr. Principal, in his speech brought our attention to the Salesian system of education where sports and studies go hand in hand, and help in the all round development of the child. After the words of encouragement, Fr. Bernard declared the Annual Sports Festival open.
The children thereafter enjoyed participating and competing in various track events – the lemon and spoon race, sack race, beading the string, ball balancing on a bottle, etc. They displayed their team spirit in the group events that included bouncing the ball relay, hopping relay, etc. The winners of the track events and group events were awarded medals and certificates by the Head Teacher, Mrs. Griselda Fernandes, at the Prize distribution function.
After all the fun and frolic and the races well run, the Sports fest came to a close with the vote of thanks by the Vice- Captain and lowering down of the School Flag by the Head Teacher, and extinguishing the sports flame. This part of the ceremony was conducted with solemnity and respect. The eventful day concluded with the singing of the National Anthem.