Imperial School Concludes Inter House Sports In Ubomiri .. As Green House Retains Championship status

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Green house has emerged as the overall winner of the Imperial Primary and Secondary School’s 2022 Inter House Sports Competition held recently at the school’s premises at Ubomiri, Mbaitoli Local Government Area.

Green House, the defending champion of the competition held dominated once more winning at the primary and secondary sections impressive. In the primary section, the house won 7 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals to place first ahead of Blue and Red Houses who finished second with 5 Gold, 6 Silver and 2 Bronze medals and third with 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze medals in that order.

It was even more overwhelming in the Secondary school section with Green House placing first position again with 17 Gold, 5 Silver and 4 Bronze medals. Red House finished in distant second with 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 8 Bronze medals while Orange are in third position with 2 Gold,10 Silver and 5 Bronze medals.

The Inter House Sports is a yearly event at Imperial Group of Schools and the Director of the School, Kingson Chimezie emphasized that the students’ must focus on their academics as first priority but that extracurricular activities and sports are important for the children wellbeing and other important life’s lessons.

He thumbed up the students, parents and the teachers for the sacrifices made to ensure the school conducts its Inter House Sports yet again. 

“The lesson every student should take note of is to always give your best. Our primary focus in many cases is academics, which certainly is an important aspect in building a student’s career and life but many fail to recognize the importance of sports,” Mr Chimezie said in his welcome address.

“Extracurricular activities and sports teach students many important life lessons. It teaches discipline, focus, dedication, hard work, commitment, teamwork. It is our responsibility as adults to value sportsmanship and award the courage of students to take action rather than focusing on winning or losing. Sports allow students to be agile and fit that only increases the concentration in academics and the willingness to perform better in any field.

“Today, we are here to announce the winners of the track and field events and celebrate all the participants whatever position they finished in their events. A huge congratulations to all the finalists, you have definitely set a  very admiring benchmark for aspiring athletes of this school to aspire to. 

“I would like to address those participants who even though have not won any of the awards but still put up a great show in the competition as we all know the old saying : ‘it is the taking part that matters.’ Also, I would like to add by saying that it’s never too late to start over and try again.”

Some of the students that were  outstanding in some of the events decided included Jacinta Nwawuba , Nkeonye Chibuike, Egbulehi Sampson, Abaziem Somtochukwu, Alozie Ali, Kalanwa Precious, Akubueze Peculiar, Nkeonye Chinaemerem, Cyprian Somtochukwu, Adaeze Ali, Julius Destiny, Adaeze Okechukwu, Bryan Emeribe, Nancy Uzoma, Favour Amaechi among others.

Some schools like Fransika International School, Orodo, Good Morning Foundation Schools, Akwakuma, New Laetare Secondary School, Akwakuma, Premier Secondary School, Orji, Shammah International School, Nwaorieubi and Stella Maris Secondary School, Orodo featured in the Invitation Relay Race as another highlight of the occasion.