Chrisland hosts sport jamboree to foster unity
As part of efforts to develop talents and promote unity among secondary schools in Lagos State, Chrisland Schools recently organised its maiden edition of sports jamboree competition at its sports centre, Chrisland School, Idimu, Lagos.
The programme gave the students an opportunity to socialise, reach out to students of other schools, showcase and develop their skills in such non-competitive sport activities as basketball, volleyball, football and athletics, among others
The colourful event, which lasted several hours, recorded a large turnout of pupils from 19 secondary schools, including Corona Secondary School, Agbara, Supreme Education Foundation, Magodo, Doregos Private Academy, Ipaja, Phidel College, Idimu, Honeyland College, Ipaja and Woodland Hills, Akowonjo, among others.
The event commenced with soccer for boys and girls with a team of seven players from different schools. Chrisland schools competed with Corona Secondary Schools, while the other games were held simultaneously with light music in the background.
Chrisland Schools’ sports coordinator, Segun Ogunshola, said the event was to foster good relationship among secondary schools in the country.
“This is the maiden edition of sports Jamboree hosted by Chrisland Schools. It was an initiative of the school’s games perfect. We decided to promote it by inviting different schools for a healthy competition with their mates from other schools and see themselves as one belonging to the same generation,” he explained.
Ogunshola advised Nigerian youths to identify their talents, train themselves, build up on their talent and shun crime in all forms.
The school principal, Mrs. Maduabuchi David said: “We discovered that there is strife, unhealthy rivalry among schools and hate speeches. Based on this, we decided to organise this for the students to enjoy themselves. It is not a stiff competition, as we just want to let them know they can play together.”
She said students should imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship, socialise and network with students from other schools.
At the end of the event, medals, certificates and trophies were presented to participating players.
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