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Essay Report Sports Day



Report on Annual Sports Day

School of Education organized a one day Sports day for its students of woaknb.wz.sk and MA Education on the 16th of February Its objective was to develop in the students a sporting spirit, a venue to display their physical prowess and gain hands on experience of organizing a sports day at a school in future.  The day was scheduled to begin at am at the Christ University campus, where the students assembled near the auditorium block. Two buses were utilized to transport the students to the Christ University Kengeri campus which was the venue of the Sports Day. All required arrangements were made there. On reaching the campus at am, there was short break for tea. Ample seating arrangement and a tent was erected on the vast sporting grounds of the campus.

The inauguration commenced at am with an invocation song. This was followed by a welcome and inaugural speech by the chief guest Prof. Glady Jacob, administrator, Christ University, Kengeri campus his words of wisdom, especially drawn from his own personal life were inspiring and it set the tone for the day. Prof. Jose Cherian, Head of Department, School of Education, Christ University declared the sports day open. 

The judges for the day were eminent and experienced sports referees Mr. A Nagarjuna and Mr. M.S Nagarjuna. They guided all the sports events of the day with their fair and unbiased judgement. They patiently explained the rules of the games scheduled and graced the sports day with their expertise.

The sports events kicked off with a motivating example set by the walking race for the faculty members of the School of Education. After this exciting start the various events lined up for the day quickly progressed. 

The students of School of Education were divided into 5 teams of 20 each with a faculty guide for each team. Exciting and energetic names were given to each group- Blue whales, Red bulls, White tigers and Black jaguars. Teams designed flags for their teams too.


 

, and m race for both boys and girls was organized. The much anticipated mixed relay race and boy&#;s sack race was followed by shot put and discus throws for both boys and girls. Long jump for boys and girls was followed by the girls three legged race which saw maximum participation. The events were finished off with the most energetic and cheered tug of war for the girls where all the members of the team competed against each other.

After announcement of the winners by Ms. Greta D&#;Souza, the medals and certificate was distributed by Fr. Thomas TV, Director of the School of Education to the winners of each event. Overall best performance in all events was also awarded and the winning team was also applauded. His speech stressed the importance of sporting sprit. The prize distribution ceremony was completed by pm, and was completed with a photo session. The students were then led to the cafeteria for lunch.

At 2pm Fr. Thomas TV, Director of the School of Education led the students on a guided campus tour which interactive while he patiently answered all questions and enthusiastically explained the Christ University attempts to maintain a green and eco friendly campus. This tour was greatly appreciated by the students. The tour ended at pm and then the students boarded buses for the trip back to the main campus.

It was an exciting day for the students of School of Education and the returning trip was filled with lots of nostalgic memories of the eventful and educational day. It highlighted the importance of the sports and a sporting spirit to these future teachers.

Sports Coordinator

Dr. Samson Victor

Sports days, sometimes referred to as field days, are events staged by many schools and offices in which people take part in competitive sporting activities, often with the aim of winning trophies or prizes. Though they are often held at the beginning of summer, they are staged in the autumn or spring seasons, especially in countries where the summer is very harsh. Schools stage many sports days in which children participate in the sporting events. It is usually held in elementary schools, or grades Kindergarten-8th Grade.

In schools which use a house system a feature of the school is the competition between the houses; this is especially brought out during sporting events such as an inter-house sports day.

Games that are played on school sports days can be wide and varied. They can include straightforward sprints and longer races for all age groups as well as egg and spoon races. Three legged races are run as well as sack races, wheelbarrow races, and parent and child races.[1]

Additional games are traditionally run in Ireland, and the UK, such as horseshoes.

Controversies[edit]

There have been a number of controversies surrounding school sports days in recent years, many of which have been publicised by the media.

Some schools have abolished or heavily altered sports days on the grounds that they are too competitive and may damage pupils' self esteem, with some commentators calling for the event to be banned due to the public humiliation caused to those children who are not gifted athletically.[2] This view has been condemned as "political correctness" by many commentators, notably by journalist Melanie Phillips in her book All Must Have Prizes.,[3] a book heavily criticised by reviewers for its prejudiced, fact-less and distorted analyses.[4]

In June , Country Life magazine published a report claiming that school sports days have become excessively competitive due to overbearing and "over-zealous" parents, who place too much pressure on their children to succeed. The report also revealed that many schools have banned "mothers and fathers" races due to fighting and cheating.

Since the mids, a number of schools and education authorities have banned photography and filming with video cameras at sports days and other school events. Some authorities cite general privacy issues as justification for the ban. Others have raised concerns about pedophiles, which in turn has sparked accusations of hysteria and moral panic. Many parents have expressed anger at being unable to take photographs or videos as souvenirs of these events, and the ban has been criticised by some as a paranoid over-reaction to public concerns about pedophilia and child safety issues.

International[edit]

India[edit]

In India, sports days are held for 2 - 3 days. These include games like football, cricket, throwball, dodgeball, volleyball, track and field, basketball etc. These sports days are held between the various houses in a particular school. In India, many traditional games such as Kho-Kho and Kabaddi, March-past are played

Japan[edit]

Sports day, called undōkai (運動会) in Japanese, is usually held on a Saturday or Sunday in Japanese schools. During weeks preceding the sports day, students practice their events which they would like to show their parents and friends, within their class of physical education, which often includes tamaire, performances by the school band and presentations by various school clubs as well as individual and group competitive events. These practices, and the sports days themselves, normally take place on the schools' fields, which provide little relief from the heat and sun.[citation needed]

Some schools have responded by scheduling their sports days during cooler months and by encouraging their students to drink water regularly. Currently, the event occurs most often in the autumn (September/October), or in the spring (May/June). In primary schools in Hokkaidō, the event is usually held between the later part of May and the earlier part of June.[5]

Russia[edit]

Sports Day in Russia is held on the second Saturday in August.

Qatar[edit]

Sports day in Qatar is a national holiday, held every second-Tuesday of February every year.[6] The Qatar Olympic Committee is tasked with organizing the large-scale nationwide activities that are held all over Qatar, and include a wide variety of sports such as; football, basketball, tennis, marathons, open walks, as well as regional sports such as camel riding. Other venues of sports day include Aspire Zone, Katara, The Pearl, among others. Sports day's popularity extends to the point that Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Qatar's Emir is casually seen participating in events.

In offices[edit]

Many large organizations have sports days for their employees. One notable example is Her Majesty's Civil Service in the UK, which holds a number of departmental sports days.

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