Eagles are known to fly high while doves have demonstrated similar propensities but yesterday morning the Kiskadees flew the highest and carted off the championship honours when the St. Stephen’s Primary School Inter House Athletic Championships concluded at the Ministry of Education Ground, Carifesta Avenue.
Kiskadee House amassed 407 points while Dove scored 368 to take the second place slot. The eagles did not conform to conventional wisdom and finished in the cellar with 314 points.
Kiskadee House had earlier dominated the field events, held at the Campbellville Secondary School Ground last Tuesday and entered yesterday’s activities with a comfortable lead (114) while Dove resided in the second place position on 104.
Eagles started the day on 98 points after finishing in the cellar when the field events concluded. Those events consisted of the discus, javelin, shot putt and high jump. On a day when the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, even amidst keen competition, Odelli Straughm and Ekon Clarke turned in remarkable performances to capture the lion’s share of prizes and were eventually adjudged champion girl and boy respectively.
Competing in the Under-8 category, Clarke dominated the Boys eighty meters dash as well as the 100, 150 and 400 meters races while Straughm won in the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meters events. All told, the students competed in 40 events including the boys Under-12 twelve hundred meters, girls Under-12, one thousand meters as well as 800 meters and 400 meters for both sexes. There were also novelty races; wheel barrow, sack as well as teachers and parents races.
Activities were conducted under the watchful eyes of Headmistress Ms. Sunita Durgah and her staff in a competitive but disciplined environment. In brief remarks at the end of activities, Ms. Durgah congratulated the children for exhibiting discipline and commitment even as she lauded the efforts of her staff for their shrewd organizing skills.
The head teacher said that activities were incident free owing in great part to her staff who maintained a high level of discipline. She said that she would have liked to see a higher level of parental involvement even as she extended gratitude to those parents that unselfishly lent of their time and resources to make the event a success. The children received prizes for their efforts.
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