Upon returning back from the Easter Holidays, the third scholastic term initiated with a blast for the whole school community – Sports Day 2019! Students in Year 8 were looking forward to the day, basing this upon the positive experiences and memories of the previous year, whilst the Year 7s were keen to participate in and taste a real celebration of sport and friendship.
The main aims behind this activity were to promote the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, to instil the values of teamwork, perseverance, and recognising the strength in diversity, whilst providing further opportunities for students to develop and possibly excel in a physically active setting. I strongly believe that these coherent values we try to ingrain in our students all year through did culminate during this inclusive celebration.
Sports Day consisted of five main phases: a colourful opening ceremony highlighting the traditional roots of the sport, a Zumba warm-up session, a class competition based over eighteen different fundamental motor-skill stations, four game-oriented tournaments and, finally, the well-awaited tug-of-war activity. It was a packed day, whereby lots of smiling faces could be seen and positive vibes could be felt amongst students and members of staff alike. Enthusiasm and a sense of expectation were palpable during the days that followed until the final results and placings per class were announced during a medal-giving ceremony. Well done for the effort placed by students to reach common goals!
I would like to end by thanking different members of staff who helped out in any way to make Sports Day a fun and successful event. Last but not least I would like to express gratitude to our Head of School for her constant backing in supporting any initiatives we take in contributing towards the holistic development of our students.
Ms L. Camilleri