Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th April saw Magbenteh Community Boarding School hold its first Inter-House Sports Meet. The event had previously been postponed as a result of the recent Presidential and General Elections.
It was a wonderful occasion organised by the SSLDF Education Team in collaboration with the Physical Health Association for Bombali District. with many special guests including the District Chairman, a representative from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the Village Chief and several local journalists.
Each and every student took part, representing one of four houses which were named after four of our long-standing donors, Action-Swiss (red house); Addax and Oryx (green house); L’appel (blue house); Rotary Club (yellow house).
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The event was opened by the Guest of Honour, Bombali District Chairman Mr Koroma, who spoke passionately about the quality of education and opportunities the school is providing. Followed by the formalities of prayer both Christian and Islamic, and the singing of national anthem whilst the national flag was raised, completed with the passing of the ‘Olympic Torch’ from the Physical Health Association to a representative of each house.
Despite the 40-degree heat, they showed inspirational levels of energy and enthusiasm. For the majority of the students, this was the first time they have participated in a programme of this kind. Events included a range of athletics: running; high-jump; long-jump, as well as musical chairs; carrying the baby; lime and spoon and needle and thread.
Hundreds of spectators from the surrounding communities came to watch as the students competed. At the end of the event red house was declared the winner with blue house in close second!