by Tr. Shobha
NERUL-MUMBAI, DECEMBER 4, 2014: As the cool weather sets in, an entire new season of sports begins at Dominic Savio Kindergarten, Nerul. Every year we organize Sports Day based on a theme, as it is our belief that it helps in the holistic development of a child. We believe in providing training and opportunities in the field of sports. The 9th Annual Sports Meet for classes Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory was organized on Saturday, November 29, 2014, on the school grounds.
The Pre Primary teachers and supervisor organized this programme, which began at 4:00 p.m. with the arrival of the Chief Guest, Mrs. Sangeeta Alphonso, Sr. Inspector, Nerul Police station and the Guest of Honour, Sister Mary Cherian. The theme for drills was "World of Colourful Shapes." The Pre- Preparatory and Preparatory children dressed up in costumes of various shapes started with a torch run which was followed by a march-past performed by the students, flying Dominic Savio flag high. Drills were displayed on the shapes star, heart, diamond, and circle and triangle. The drill was followed by competitive events of Group A and Group B and ended with prize distribution.
'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 get a message that finishing a race is equally important as winning it.'
Teachers along with the supervisor were very enthusiastic and organized the programme very systematically .The Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour were very impressed with the shape based drills and appreciated the systematic conduct of sports day. Fr. Principal appreciated the programme and encouraged the teachers for the good work in future. Parents were excited to see children marching past with great confidence, and performing the drills. They enjoyed the event along with the children and were happy to see their children running and winning accolades.