Last week Kampala Parent’s School held yet another exciting Inter-schools football, netball and basketball competitions where four schools took part in the one day event. The schools which included hosts Kampala Parents School, Kisule Primary School, Muto Primary School Buwama and St Catherine Primary School competed in football, netball and basketball.
The students actively took part in the day’s activities and looked excited and above all, exhibited a lot of promising talent and had lots of fun too in the process. The aim of the inter-schools competitions Kampala Parents School has become famous for is to impact discipline and hard work among students while building a healthy relationship among participating schools.
“Pupils get very many things from co-curriculum activities like socializing, getting friends and learning to live with other people. Sports activities help pupils build their bodies, become physically fit and body endurance. It is relaxes their minds after spending a lot of time in classrooms. At Kampala Parents School, we try to build a child as a whole – physically and mentally.” Said Ms. Magaret Okwi, Kampala Parents School head of co-curriculum activities.
“We don’t only deal with parents and pupils of Kampala Parents School but also the outside community including other schools. Those who can’t come to study can be part of us through such activities. We are preparing for interclass sports day in September. Parents love to see these activities. Many parents complain when their childrens are no doing such co-curriculum activities.” She added.
Muto Primary School emerged overall winner and their excited Games Master and coach Mr. Kibuka Mugaga had some words of encouragement to the pupils and other schools.
“We are very happy to be the winners today. First of all we work together as a school. Secondly as games teacher, I love what I do. My players believe in themselves and what they are capable of.”
In her closing remarks, the Principle Kampala Parents School emphasised the issue of building a good relationship with other schools.
“We are all colleagues in the struggle. We need to strengthen our relationship with other schools; we are all brothers and sisters. Teams like Muto Primary School have come from upcountry and have been able to interact with us. They defeated us and this builds their confidence. You have made us proud strengthened our relationship. We thank proprietors for the financial support and great ideas. They look forward to these events. They want to support your talent because they know people have been successful through their talent.”