Sporting spirit at school's first


debbie@thestar.com.my 

EXCITEMENT and enthusiasm filled the air of the Cheras Football Stadium in Kuala Lumpur as 190 students of Beaconhouse Sri Inai prepared to sweat it out for the school's first Sports Day.  

It was a colourful sight as students dressed in their respective house T-shirts of blue, yellow, green, and red marched on the football field.  

Parents also joined in the high spirits as some of them donned clothes that were in their children’s house colour and even brought “poms-poms” to cheer them on.  

The Junior 100m category saw these adorable young kids giving their best to reach thefinishing line.

This is the private school’s first Sports Day and comprising both primary and secondary students. 

The event was kicked off with the official march-past parade where the students later assembled to make the sports pledge.  

The students battle it out in athletic events, gymrama, tug-of-war, as well as Shoot the Ball tele-match.  

There was also a tele-match where the parents competed against the school officials.  

The event was opened by Selangor Education Department deputy director Ismail Sulaiman.  

One of the acrobatic moves by Red House in the junior gym-rama category event.

“Sports play an important role in the school’s curriculum because it complements the education process. Events like this not only unite the school as a family but also provides an opportunity for every student to participate and excel in non-academic activities,” said Ismail in his speech.  

The gym-rama event was an interesting sight as the students displayed their best style and dance moves.  

All the four houses used upbeat music to accompany their dance moves.  

An interesting moment in the event was the impressive line-up of match officials. They comprised of former and current national athletes. 

Among those present were Isthiaq Mobarak, who represented Malaysia in the Olympics, Khoo Chong Beng, Irene Wan, Shamimi Selvarani, Saba Pathy, and Shaniz Mobarak.  

As the event drew to a close, the fiercely competitive Green House took home the trophy as the overall champions.  

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