On February 4, 2023, the Main Bowl of the National Stadium, Abuja was transformed into a hub of excitement and competition as students from four houses of Noble Guide Academy gathered for the maiden inter-house sports competition.
The inter-house sports event was a culmination of weeks of preparations, with students and teachers working tirelessly to ensure everything was in place for the big day. Predictions could be heard in hallways, offices, and classrooms as everyone rooted for their houses…
The Grand Finale would reveal a completely different story…
The event was kicked off by the school’s President, after which the four participating houses of Rayyan, Salam, Firdaus, and Naim showcased their marching skills to the excitement of their housemates.
The atmosphere was electric, with students and spectators cheering and waving their house flags in a show of support for their teams.
After the March Past, the sporting activities began with a wide range of activities catering to participants of all ages. The preschoolers started off with fun and exciting games such as pop races, pick-and-drop, and fill-in-the-bottle. The primary and secondary students took part in more challenging events, including the classic sack races, tug of war, and relay races.
In addition to the individual events, the inter-house sports competition also featured team sports such as football, basketball, and volleyball concluded the previous day.
The competition was fierce, with each house striving to emerge victorious.
Parents and teachers, who had earlier cheered on the students, also had a chance to participate in the games by taking to the tracks.
Both male and female staff members demonstrated their athletic abilities as they competed in the 100m and 50m races, respectively. The event served as an opportunity for raw talents to be uncovered, while noble teachers and staff members cheered and enjoyed the display of their colleagues.
The tug-of-war competition between the female staff members and parents caught the attention of all present.
As the participants gripped the rope ready for action, it was sure to be an exhilarating and intense battle, with both teams determined to emerge as the victors. The female staff members were visibly focused and determined to showcase their strengths and skills. On the other hand, the parents, who were not to be underestimated, were fueled by their competitive spirit and their desire to prove their mettle against the teachers.
It was an amazing sight to see the sheer strength and resilience of both teams as they strained against each other in a fierce battle of wills.
To the surprise of the teachers, the mothers emerged victorious in the end, leaving the teachers on the ground of the tracks at the National Stadium in Abuja.
At the end of all activities, it was time to announce the results. The air was filled with anticipation as everyone eagerly awaited the outcome. The event was a huge success, with each team giving their all and pushing themselves to their limits. As the judges tallied up the scores, the tension in the stadium was palpable.
Finally, the moment arrived, and the winners were announced amidst cheers by the house members.
Firdaus House emerged winner, lifting the trophy for overall champion. Salam House came in second, with Rayyan and Naim houses taking up the third and fourth places respectively.
The 2023 Inter-house Sports Competition was a resounding success, with students showcasing their physical abilities, competing against their peers, and developing valuable life skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership. The event is a testament to the school’s commitment to fostering a healthy and competitive environment for all students.
Catch a news clip from the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on the event.
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