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Distinct Star International College, held its maiden inter-house sport and games competition on Saturday, 19th of February 2022, at the Berger mini stadium, Isheri Magodo, Lagos.

The event did not only promote sportsmanship among the students, but it also offered them an opportunity to display their athletic skills. The cheer leading added glamour to the event with their acrobatic displays that sent waves of excitement round the mini stadium.

The event started with a spectacular and colourful March-past from the four houses that participated: Adadevoh House (Blue), Awolowo House (Green), Aminu House (Red) and Iweala House (Yellow). The kings and queens of all the houses were royally appareled, walking with an aura of confidence to the amazement of the parents, Guests and lovers of sport.

Field and track events were the major highlights of the day. These include: 100 m and 200 m races for male and females, relay races for male and female, as well as lime race for male and female. Other concluded events before the D-day include: Volley ball, Table Tennis and Chess games.

The children put in their best to ensure that their respective houses emerged the winner. Most parents could not hide their excitement as they joined in cheering their children and wards to victory.

The Chairman, Mr. Adaramewa, in his opening remark said, "though the fundamental objective of the school is robust academic learning, sport is also an integral part of the overall grooming of the children to prepare them for the future."

In addition, he reminded the parents and guests present about the standard of the school in promoting both academic excellence and sport which is aimed at promoting a total child. He encouraged the children to participate in the spirit of sportsmanship.

He described the students' performance as amazing. He was particularly happy that the event served as a forum for the students, parents, school management and well-wishers to interact.

The principal, Mrs. Nnenna Okore, opined that the school combines both academics and extracurricular activities. She said: “The importance we place on our students' artistic, cultural and sporting activities alongside a rigorous academic program, ensures that our stars are stretched but not stressed, while benefiting from a well rounded balanced liberal education.”

Expressing delight, chairperson of the Day, Mrs. Toyin Ariyo said she was impressed with the students’ performance.

She urged parents to encourage their children to take on sporting activities. “No matter how brilliant in academics a child is, he/she needs activities like these to improve overall,” she said.

Parents were not left out of the fun and excitement, as they also participated in a race and other games.

At the end of the competition, Yellow House came first with 8 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals, followed by Green House, which won 4 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze medals, while Red House came third with 3 gold, 1 silver and 5 bronze medals and Blue House had 1 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals.

The event ended in the afternoon. The aftermath jubilation was heroic!

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