Fun on the Field – The 2022 Sports Day
Students and staff got together on Friday, September 2, for the Annual Sports Day. Right from the start, excitement was in the air. One could feel it as soon as one stepped into the sports complex. Chilly and nearly bordering on rainy, the weather did not dampen spirits. Everyone was gathered in their colorful faculty t-shirts.
The day was reminiscent of childhood days spent playing with friends. Carefree fun and light hearted competition in sports ranging from basketball, football and athletics, to karate, table tennis, aerobics, and scrabble were the themes of the day. There was something for everyone, including a bouncing castle for the young at heart.
The 2022 Sports day was kicked off with an aerobics session that got everyone pumped up and ready. And ready they were, because after this, teams and individuals played hard, flying their faculty flag high. Students played staff with wins and losses all around. Good sportsmanship was maintained all through, keeping the competition positive.
On each of the different fields, teams battled each other in tournaments of tennis, football, basketball, handball, rugby, athletics. Simultaneously, games of table tennis and Karate were going on in the student’s center. The whole day was a show of great talent and teamwork.
The benefits of extracurricular activities are well known for students. They provide a positive avenue for stress relief, improve the students overall health and wellbeing and open up more possibilities for socializing. The annual sports day seeks to promote all these for both staff and students. Extracurriculars are available year round, and this one day is a colorful and engaging collaboration between the Sports Office, student council and others.
Students and their lecturers also got to know each other away from the classroom – an interaction that improves the learning experience. Intermingled groups of staff and students could be seen competing on the field or laughing and chatting over some snacks sold by student vendors.
At the end of yet another fun sports day, [insert school] carried the day. Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated.
This article was written by Celia Kinuthia.
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