Every student at Oasis International School eagerly awaits the annual sports meet. It is a day when children, right from Montessori, celebrate their athletic abilities, giving tribute to their physical prowess with a spirit of fairness and enthusiasm. It’s a much awaited day even for parents to witness the spirit of sportsmanship in their children.
The 6th annual sports meet was held for two consecutive days, i.e., on 8th and 9th December 2006, at the Mount Carmel College Sports Stadium. On 8th, the toddlers, from Montessori and Reception, were in action. Their eagerly awaited sports day began with a bang. The winter chill in the early hours of the day didn’t stop our tiny “Sport stars” from beating the chill and running to victory. At the word “GO”, the tiny tots ran as fast as they could, as parents cheered on. The novelty races such as the Butterfly Race, Hopla Race, Threading Beads Race and Frog Jump were interesting, each one laden with meaning.
The highlight of the day was the Aerobics Show put up by the girls of Grades 5, 6 and 7; so graceful and in perfect rhythm to the band.
The sports meet was made complete by “mothers” who participated in a special event – “Find your shoe”. Children cheered their mothers as they moved towards the finishing line.
The meet came to an end with the vote of thanks proposed by Ms.Disha Batra, head of Montessori.
On 9th December, 2006, hectic activity had started in Mount Carmel College Sports Stadium. The tents belonging to the four houses were abuzz with activity with children and teachers decorating their respective tents with banners, posters, ribbons, balloons and every other colourful material. By 8.45 am, the captains had assembled all their house members for the opening march past. The Guards of Honour had the privilege of welcoming the Chief Guest Mohamed Sanaulla, Secretary to Government of Karnataka Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment. The programme commenced with Surat-Ul-Fatiha, followed by the welcome speech given by our school principal, Mrs. Azeeza Easa. After the school flag hoisting by the Chief Guest, the sports captain took the oath. The Chief Guest spoke words of appreciation and encouragement. He was impressed with the values and discipline of the school which was so evident in our children, and thereafter he declared the sports meet open.
The excitement began with the first race- a 400 mt sprint by grades 5, 6 and 7 boys-and built up as the day progressed. The enthusiastic cheering from students and parents encouraged the competitors to do their best.
Apart from various colourful theme based drills, students displayed their karate skills, which was commendable performance.
Prizes were distributed during the course of events by the Chief Guest, members of the School Management and PTA members.
The commentators added to the exhilaration with their witty and encouraging remarks. The ticking scoreboard kept the teams elated. Yells of delight echoed as the scores fluctuated. The “Balloon Bursting” game specially planned for fathers and the 100 mt dash for the school gent’s faculty, had children on their toes cheering and encouraging them.
The event culminated with the final march past and the distribution of individual championships and house prizes.
The green house won the honour of being the best disciplined house and also they pulled away to victory with the highest score.
The yellow house won a prize for their march past. Ms. Disha Batra, proposed the Vote of Thanks and then the crowd stood to attention for the National Anthem.
All good things must come to an end and so did our 6th annual sports meet. The lovely weather, enthusiastic participants and vigorous cheering made this year’s sports day a grand success.