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Agnes House wins Maryland Convent sports meet


ST. Agnes House has won the biennial inter-house sports festival of the Maryland Convent Private School, which ended at the weekend in Lagos.

  Spotting radiant red colours, the St. Agnes House assumed absolute dominance, carting away a total of 10 gold, 11 silver and five bronze medals to emerge top in the school games, which was sponsored exclusively by the flagship Chikki Noodles brand.

 Chinasa Elebeonu of St. Agnes House was adjudged overall best athlete of the year 2015.

  Infant Jesus House in green colours came second in the competition with a total of eight gold, two silver, and 10 bronze medals, while Our Lady of Apostles House in white colours took the third position with six gold, five silver and seven bronze medals. 

 St Augustine’s House in blue colours, took the fourth position with five Gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals, while St. Antony’s House in yellow colours came last with five Gold, eight silver and five bronze medals.

  The events, which took place at the sports ground of Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School, started with a torch of unity relay race involving representatives of the five participating houses and was witnessed by students’ parents, teachers, and visiting students of neighbouring schools. 

  Aside the athletics events, the competition also featured various hilarious activities such as match past, fashion and cultural parades, slippers race, tiny tot games, filling the basket, lime and spoon race, threading the needle, as well as Parents and Teachers’ relay race.

 The sports featured in the meet were football, bicycle race, sack race, chubby race, dressing for school, high jump, long jump and athletics, among others.

There were also invitational relay events amongst visiting schools in the area namely St Francis Primary School, St. Agnes Nursery and Primary School, Command Nursery and Primary, Maryland Nursery and Primary School, and St. Leo Nursery and Primary School, Ikeja.

  Others were St Gloria Nursery and Primary School, Maryland, St, Catherine Model School, Ojuelegba, Our Lady of Apostles Nursery and Primary School, Yaba, Handmaid International Catholic School, Aguda and Our Lady of Fatima Akoka, Yaba.

  In her address, Head Teacher of the School, Reverend Sister Gladys Osagie Ola recalled the visions of the school’s founders, which centred around developing well grounded future leaders of tomorrow not only in academics but more importantly in morals and sports development.

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