Sports competitions showcase children talents
By Agboola Fesobi
Green house emerged overall winner of the 32nd Annual Inter-house Sports Competition of the Federal Government Girl’s College, Akure.
The event, which afforded the students opportunities to display their sporting talents, started with a spectacular and colorful march past, where students of the competing houses-Blue (Queen Amina),Red (Magret Ekpo),Yellow (Emotan), Purple (Babafunke Ajasin), Green (Moremi) gave parents and other guests a taste of what they can offer.
According to the final result, Green house came first with five gold, two silver and four bronze medals Purple came second with five gold, three bronze, and Red came third with four gold and five silver medals.
Principal of the school, Mrs Ayoola Iyabo expressed her happiness at the outstanding skills, strength and athletic display by the students.
“It is a day exclusively set aside for pupils to showcase their love and enthusiasm for sporting activities, while making sure that each child has a safe and fun sport experience. We will promote peace, co-existence, team spirit and great sportsmanship with age and appropriate game within each child’s developmental ability.
“Sports as a cardinal aspect of National Policy on Education and curricular in the school system places a high premium on the games as an essential part of the school curricular activities.
“With the skills exhibited today, I am sure our students can compete anywhere in the world because a lot of talents have been discovered”, she said.
Also speaking, Head of Sports unit in the school, Mr Salaam Wale said sport is a good motivating factor, especially for those students that may not be academically sound.
He described sports as an important aspect in grooming children, as it help in bringing out their other talents as well as develop in them the spirit of team work.
The competition also featured many interesting activities, such as relay race, sack race, filling-the bottle and 100-Metre, for both males and females, among others