Red House win Army Children Senior High School Inter-House competition
Red House on Friday won the Army Children’s Senior High School’s annual inter-house competition held at the Tukur Buratai Sports Complex, Army Cantonment, Ikeja, Lagos.
The competition had board members, parents, and students of the school, as well as sports enthusiasts on hand to cheer the athletes as they competed for honours.
The visually impaired were not left out as they competed in athletics, Javelin, discuss, high jump among other events.
Some invited schools also participated in a relay races, while old students, parents, academic and non-academic staff also took part in the tracks.
At the end, Red House topped the medals table with 10 gold, five silver and three bronze medals, beating Purple House, which secured seven gold, seven silver and four bronze medals, to the second position.
Green House gathered six gold and three silver medals to finish in third position, leaving Blue House in fourth place with one gold, eight silver and eight bronze medals and
Speaking at the event, the school’s principal, Prince Ade Adepetun, said the annual sports meet is in partial fulfillment of the mandate given to schools by the government to raise, nurse and nurture children, who later become balanced citizens academically, emotionally and physically.
He described inter-school sports as a means of getting raw talents, adding that two talents now representing Lagos State were discovered during the last edition.
Also speaking on the competition, one of the officials of Red House, Matthew Somide described every participant as a winner, adding that the event was a celebration for the school
He advised parents to allow their children to engage in sporting activities, saying it is part of education, which helps them to grow well physically and psychologically.