Goodness House wins Wellsprings sports meet
WITH 15 gold medals, eight silver and nine bronze, Goodness House has emerged the champion of the 9th edition of Wellsprings College yearly inter house sports competition.
Praise House came second with nine gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze; while Grace House clinched the third position with eight gold, 10 silver and six bronze.
Speaking at the keenly contested event, Principal, Wellsprings College, Lagos, Mrs. Oluwayemisi Oloriade, said it was in recognition of the importance of the psychomotor domain of learning and other social and economic benefits that the school on yearly basis engages the students on the physical exercise.
“Consequently, it has become a tradition at Wellspring College to hold a yearly competition where students compete with one another, in addition to promoting good health among them. This also forges good relationships and goodwill among the students in the spirit of sportsmanship which helps in life endeavour.”
“It is a universal truth that sports has gone a long way in reducing ill will among nations today and new bonds of cooperation and loyalty are formed every day in world politics. Hence, the world has stayed for over seventy years without a third world war. If only sports should be enthroned without any form of selfishness, ill feeling, pride and self-aggrandizement among nations and groups, war would be a thing of the past,” she said.
She added that sports have a way of engaging the eruptive energy of the youth to a more profitable ventures, noting that the youths are raw specimens of boundless energy that can be highly destructive if not directed towards a positive end.
Highlighting that sports has great prospects, she remarked, “Recently, a Brazilian professional, Ramirez,who plays for Chelsea, some years ago exclaimed ‘Thank God for football. I don’t know what I would have become if not for football.’ And so, sports has become a meaningful aspect of human existence.”
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