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Red house wins Grandmates schools inter-house competition

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Students of Red house celebrate their victory at the end of the 12th inter house sports competition of Grandmates Schools held at Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Isolo, Lagos…on Friday. Photo: Onyinyechukwu Agwubilo

Red house on Friday claimed majority of the medals to finish top of the table at the Grandmates Schools 12th biennial inter-house sports completions, which took place at the Ansar-Ud-Deen College field, Isolo Lagos.

The colorful competition, where parents, friends, teachers turned out in their hundreds to spur the children to success featured a lot of activates like high jump, relay races, filling the bottles and lots more. The competition was not limited to just the students, but was opened to parents, teachers, invited schools and old students.

Red house topped the table with 16 gold, 17 silver and eight bronze medals, while Yellow house was second with 12 gold, 13 silver and 19 bronze medals leaving Green house in the third position with 12 gold, 11 silver and nine bronze medal. Blue house was fourth with eight gold, seven silver and 12 bronze medals.

Speaking at the event, Director of Grandmates schools, Mrs Bolanle Adepoju commended the students for their performances. “Inter-house sports competition is a way of expositing the students to acquire sporting skills because education is not just limited to academics, they need to be sound in sporting activities too.

“A lot of them are well talented, so we cannot restrict them. It is also an avenue for everyone of them to showcase themselves and to prepare for the future,” she said.

Mrs. Adepoju extended her gratitude to the sponsors, the teachers and the students for a job well done. “There is no loser in this year’s competition. All the houses, both the winners and those that lost should work harder.”

Also speaking, the principal of Grandmate school, Mrs. Toluwase Ijeoma said inter house sports is a way of discovering new talents, and to enable the students explore for the future. We believe in total development of a child, hence we encourage the students to participate in sporting activities,” Ijeoma said.

Captain of Red house and the head boy of Grandmates schools, Aladi Ifeanyi, said he was proud as the captain of his house again. “I was the House captain last year, and we came second. But this year, we are the winner. Hard work pays because I, and every member of the house trained harder this time. It was not easy combining academics with training but we did it,” he said.


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