School hosts 10th family fun day in Lagos
Lists importance of parents’ involvement in children’s education
Pupils, parents, teachers and friends of Emerald School in Gbagada, Lagos, gathered, yesterday, for a day of fun-filled outdoor activities during the school’s 10th Emerald Family Fun Day event.
In addition to enjoying a day of games, dance, performances, and great meals, educational administrators highlighted the importance of parents’ active involvement in their children’s education.
The event, a long-standing tradition of the school, is organised yearly by the school’s Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA). This programme is in commemoration of Children’s Day and was titled “Funfest.”
Director, Emerald Schools, Mrs. Edna Obaze, described the yearly Emerald Family Fun Day as one of the most popular social events during each academic year at the school.
According to her, the overarching objective of the event was to reinforce the importance of a close relationship between parents, their children, teachers and the school.
“In addition to providing an opportunity for family bonding, research has shown that engaging in fun and stimulating activities with children can have positive impacts on their social and emotional development and overall well-being,” Obaze added.
Head of School, Michael Adeloye, lauded the school’s PTFA for its dedication to promoting children’s health, well-being and educational success through strong parent, teacher and school community involvement.
“Emerald School’s Parent, Teachers and Friends Association is an active and vibrant volunteer organisation that plays a key role in support of pupils’ learning and development as they seek to become future leaders, innovators and problem-solvers of the 21st Century,” Adeloye said.
In the same vein, Chairman of Emerald School’s PFTA, Nicholas Okocha, noted that the primary goal of the association is to develop and maintain active parent participation in the children’s all-round education with a view to enriching the teaching and learning environment.
“Emerald School PTFA remains committed to strengthening the bond that exists among all stakeholders in the school and one of the ways of achieving this is through the family fun day,” Okocha said.
Established in 1995, Emerald School is a co-educational institution notable for its student diversity, experienced teaching staff, conducive classrooms and rigorous academic offerings that bring out the best in pupils.
In addition to offering a blend of Nigerian and British curricula, the school places high premium on extracurricular activities and its pupils participates in a variety of competitions ranging from music, sports, literary and debating, coding and robotics, spelling bee to quiz contests.