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PICTORIAL: Kampala Parents School celebrates triumph of talent and togetherness at annual sports day

Some of the winners pose for a group photo with school administrators and guests at the Kampala parents School Annual Sports Day

Kampala, (UG): Laughter, cheers, and unwavering team spirit colored the landscape of Kampala Parents’ School as the institution hosted its annual sports day last weekend on Saturday, August 26th.

With a vibrant display of athleticism and unity, the event was a celebration of both individual talent and collective strength.

The school’s sports grounds were transformed into a hub of excitement as students from various houses; Kob, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Crane, and Elephant participated in a series of spirited competitions.

The atmosphere was electric, with parents and peers alike filling the air with cheers and applause. From the 800-meter race to the obstacle challenges, the short relays to the sack races, the students left no stone unturned in showcasing their physical prowess and unwavering determination.

The awards which were given out on the annual sports day at Kampala Parents’ School

This year’s sports day saw the KOB house emerge as the triumphant winner with an impressive 637 points.

The LION house roared into the second position with a proud tally of 611 points, closely followed by the LEOPARD house, securing a commendable third place with 603 points. The RHINO house, showcasing resilience and strength, held its ground with a solid 597 points.

The CRANE and ELEPHANT houses, though placing sixth and seventh respectively, displayed admirable sportsmanship and enthusiasm.

The sports arena was a vibrant sea of colors, filled with parents, teachers, and fellow pupils, all enthusiastically cheering on the young athletes. The event was graced by esteemed guests, Dr. Isabirye Paul, a specialist in public health, and SPC Frank Mwesigwa, the deputy director of counter-terrorism.

Dr. Isabirye, a parent within the school community, applauded the concerted efforts of teachers, students, parents, and school management in fostering excellence in both academics and sports.

“We take pride in the role of sports in fostering education in primary schools,” Dr. Isabirye remarked, highlighting the multifaceted benefits of sports participation for young learners.

A pupil at Kampala Parents’ School receives an award at the annual sports gala

SPC Frank Mwesigwa echoed the sentiment, stating, “I am delighted to be a part of this prestigious exhibition of talent and sports, which allows us to connect directly with the public and educate them about the wide array of services we provide.”

SPC Mwesigwa’s presence not only added prestige to the event but also emphasized the integral role of such occasions in strengthening community bonds and championing holistic development.

Ms. Daphine Kato, the visionary headteacher of Kampala Parents’ School, expressed gratitude to the parents who entrust their children’s education to the institution.

She underscored the school’s unyielding commitment to nurturing not only academic brilliance but also individual talents from an early age.

Kampala Parents’ School Principal, Ms Daphine Kato speaks at the annual sports day

Ms. Kato extended her appreciation to the school’s management, particularly acknowledging Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia and Mr. Rajiv Ruparelia, for their enduring dedication to the growth and well-being of students, parents, and educators.

As the event concluded, Ms. Kato proudly announced that Kampala Parents’ School still welcomes applications from parents seeking a well-rounded and holistic education for their children.

“The school’s ethos, exemplified by events like the resounding sports day, underscores the significance of fostering physical, social, and intellectual development to equip students as responsible and accomplished citizens,” she noted.

The sports day at Kampala Parents’ School not only showcased the incredible athletic talents of its students but also underscored the institution’s commitment to a comprehensive education.

Parents take pride in capturing the exciting moments at the annual sports day

With distinguished guests, enthusiastic parental support, and a vibrant sense of community, the event illuminated the multifaceted benefits of sports in moulding young minds and celebrating achievement.

Through spirited competition and unity, this year’s sports day truly marked a triumph of talent and togetherness.

The event also served as a testament to the school’s commitment to fostering both academic and personal growth, leaving an indelible mark on all who participated.

See more photos from the annual sports gala below

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