by BIS correspondent
NERUL-MUMBAI, DECEMBER 19, 2013: As the leaves change and we bundle up for cooler weather, an entire new season of sports begins at Dominic Savio Kindergarten, Nerul. Every year the school organizes a Sports Day based on a particular theme, as it believes in the holistic development of a child. What better way than to give them training and opportunities in the field of sports? The 8th Annual Sports Meet for classes Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory was organized on Saturday, 7th December, 2013 at the school grounds.
Pre Primary teachers and supervisor organized this program, which started at 9.00 am with the Arrival of the Chief Guest Dr. Margaret Rao, Consultant Educationist. The theme for Drills was 'National Games'. Pre- Preparatory and Preparatory Children dressed up in costumes of various games started with a "Torch run", which was followed by a march-past performed by the students for the first time flying Dominic Savio flag high. Pre –Preparatory A & B presented a drill display on the theme "Badminton", Pre – Preparatory C & D performed on theme 'Hockey' ,Pre - Preparatory F & Preparatory F Performed on theme "Football", Preparatory C & D performed on theme 'Baseball' & Preparatory A & B performed on theme Cricket'. The drill display was followed by Competitive Events of Group A & Group B.
Sports day enhances creativity, physical activity, team work and encourages sportsman ship. It also enhances fair play and instills a high regard to co-operation and togetherness. The Drills give every child an opportunity to be on the grounds matching exercises to the beat of the drum or music. Each one has learned not only the different exercise in sequence but more importantly the beauty of performing in unison, and the strength of team work. They also take a message that finishing a race is equally important as winning it.
Teachers along with supervisor were very enthusiastic and organized the program very systematically .The chief guest was very impressed with the theme based drills and appreciated a very systematic conduct of sports day. She was very happy to see children marching past with great confidence, and performing the drills. The Principal appreciated the program and encouraged teachers to continue the good work in the future. Parents enjoyed the event along with the children, they were happy to see their children running and winning the medals and trophies.