RIS organizes sports for peace
Sports Day is the major and much anticipated event of Roots International Schools. This year DHA II Region celebrated the sports week which culminated into a Thematic Sports Day celebrations titled “Sports for Peace” on 29th November 2014. The two houses Jinnah and Iqbal comprising over 400 students participated in a variety of athletics and performance display events. The sports day celebrations were held in the spacious play ground of DHA II sector C which was decorated with flags, banners, balloons and buntings highlighting the selected theme.
The Sports day commenced with the recitation from Holly Quran and its translation followed by Olympic Torch Lit ceremony by the student council of sector D campus. Later the student council of sector C campus unfurled the national and school flags, all the students joined them in the national anthem.
The sports program began with the march past of the students dressed in smart school sports uniform. The students marched past and were greeted with screams and cheers of their parents and guests. Senior Headmistress of DHA II Region Mrs. Sobia Aleem during her opening address highlighted the importance of conduct of sporting events alongside academics and apprised the parents about the launch of special academic initiatives like Food & Nutrition, Eco Learning Initiative, Art & Design, Nano-technology etc. She expressed hope that the introduction of these subjects as part of curriculum is expected to go a long way in the grooming and development of students for their future life. She emphasized that the selection of colors, costumes, presentation, choreography and art work is manifestation of our teacher’s talent, skill and devotion to assigned responsibilities.
The event was an interesting mix of athletics, gymnastics, karate, miscellaneous performance displays and prize distribution. The Montessori and Junior school students attired in colorful and pretty dresses rendering different synchronized performances with precision was an amazing sight to watch. The gymnastic, karate and calisthenics show was breathtaking. A mix of students from Montessori and junior section presented a Cat Walk demonstrating significance of Eco Learning Initiative with a view to Save the Earth was craft fully executed and received thunderous applause by the audience.
In addition “Father’s Race” and “Musical Chair” for mothers were also conducted and proved very interesting and popular. Strength, endurance and determination to win were seen on both the sides.
A feeling of excitement pervaded the air as the prize distribution ceremony commenced.