Diamond House shines at Mind Builders Inter-house Sport
The competition had the school’s board members, parents, students and sports enthusiasts cheering the athletes, as they vied for honours in the kids, junior and senior categories.
The school’s 8th Biennial competition with the theme: ‘Sport in Education’, was held at Agege Stadium, Lagos. The event witnessed excited pupils and students from preschool to college levels contesting in various sporting activities.
The competition featured such track events as the sprint races (50, 100, 200, and 4x100m relay), invited schools’ relay, march past and choreography by the four houses, as well as tunnel and hoop/treasure/hoop and ball/bakers/big fish and 25 metres races for pre-school children.
Members of staff and invited guests were not left out, as they participated in staff race, mothers’ race, fathers’ race, and executive race for invited private school proprietors. There was also invited schools’ relay with winners smiling home with gifts.
Diamond House emerged the overall winner by winning 24 medals comprising 16 gold medals, five silver and three bronze medals, beating Peridot to second place with seven gold medals, nine silver and 11 bronze medals. Citrine House came third with five gold medals, 11 silver and nine bronze medals, while Lapis (Blue) came fourth with three gold, six silver and four bronze medals.
The school’s Education Director, Mrs. Bolajoko Falore described sport as a powerful tool that helps people feel good physically and mentally.
She said the theme emphasised the importance of sport in the healthy improvement of children, young people and national development.
She said: “Sport is quite beneficial for children, as it develops their physical skills, enable them make new friends, have fun, learn to be a team member, fair play and improve their self self-esteem.
“No other thing in life can afford children opportunity to develop positive character traits and to develop qualities as sport does.”
She said the school believed in developing a total child through total education and exposing them to physical training through competitive exercise.
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