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Team Phoenix lifts trophy at Elibel Schools Inter-house Sports

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Elibel Schools Inter-house Sports

In a keenly contested inter-house sports competition organised by Elibel International Schools, Abesan Housing Estate, Ipaja, Lagos, Phoenix House (Team Yellow) emerged the overall winner, with Savannah House (Team Green) and Maple House (Team Red), coming second and third positions respectively.

The 2019 edition of the competition with the theme: ‘Feast of Champions’, was held at Abesan Mini Stadium, Ipaja. The event witnessed excited pupils and students from preschool to college levels contest in various sporting activities.

The contests featured such activities as march past, elephant races, 75m, 100m, 200m and 400m race; taekwondo, flip flop race, balloon game, filling the basket, relay and sack races and lime and spoon, among others.

Speaking at the event, the founder and proprietress of the school, Mrs. Oyinlola Anike Aremu said sports is one of the essential outdoor curriculum for children, as it helps to enhance their academics and skills.

“So I am grateful to government that made this a compulsory part of the schools curriculum to ensure that children hone their skills in sports,” she said.

Mrs. Aremu stressed that she is fully in support of kids taking up sports as a career. “You never can tell where their destiny lies, so it is important to groom them to discover and follow that path,”

The games master, Mr. Oyebande Adesina, said organising the students wasn’t difficult, as they expressed willingness and zeal to participate in the sports competition.

“This was a healthy and keenly contested event, and I look forward to leading more of this as we have done in the past,” he said.

He noted that all the children were champions, and the competition was a celebration for them.

“We have seen children showing so much passion in sports with the energy they bring, and we only can support their desires to excel,” he told The Guardian.


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