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Red House wins Army Children School’s inter-house competition

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[FILE] Red house at the weekend topped the medals table at the Army Children Junior High School inter-house competition held at the General Tukur Buratai Sports Field of the Army Cantonment, Ikeja.

Red house at the weekend topped the medals table at the Army Children Junior High School inter-house competition held at the General Tukur Buratai Sports Field of the Army Cantonment, Ikeja.

Red House won with six gold, four silver and six bronze medals, followed by Blue House, which had four gold, one silver and four bronze medals.

Purple House was third with three gold and four silver medals, Yellow House was fourth with three gold, two silver and three bronze medals, while Green House came last with four one gold and four silver medals.

Present to watch the students in action were parents and friends of the institution. The competition also gave parents and teachers the opportunity to participate in some of the activities.

Speaking at the occasion, the school’s Principal, Prince Ade Adepetun commended the teachers for making the day a success, while thanking the patents for their support and sponsorship.

Prince Adepetan reiterated the need for early nurturing of children’s talents, saying, “It is good we catch them young.”

He thanked the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for promoting sports in the state, especially for making sports compulsory for all schools in the state.

He added: “Inter-house sport is also educative on its own. If you are not fit physically you cannot be sound mentally and a sound mind can only lie in sound body.”

He urged the winners not to rest on their oars, just as he encouraged the losers to strive harder for success.

Also speaking at the end of the competition, the school’s sports officer, Mrs. S.Y. Adeyemi said she was pleased with the performance of various houses, and urged the students to always strive to be the best they can.


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