It is rightly said that sports are like human life in microcosm. Apart from benefiting a person physically, sports also play an important role in psychological development and social well-being. Playing sports inculcate values like discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, sacrifice and accountability. With an aim to help students develop good character traits that facilitate in building their personalities holistically, Staford Preschool organised ‘Blaze 2017’ — the two-day annual sports event, at Staford School premises on November 24 and 25 with great élan.
This sporting extravaganza saw participation of little sports enthusiasts, who put their best foot forward.
Mr Anand Singh, national level chess player; and Mrs Rupali Chandra, director, SAAR Documentary Film Production marked their presence as the chief guest for the event on the first and second day. Special dignitaries and patrons graced the event along on both days, along with Mr Ambrish Bansal, director of the school.
Splendid field displays remained the highlight of the event, which marked 100% participation from students. Fascinating performances by the tiny tots of the pre-primary sections won hearts of all for their energetic pom-pom drill and aerobics. Students also performed ‘suryanamaskara’ to lay emphasison the importance of practising yoga exercises on a regular basis, so as to stay healthy. The colourful butterfly drill left the spectators in awe, as kids were seen fluttering and dancing like dainty little butterflies during their performance.
Students of classes nursery, KG, I and II actively participated in races like lemon and spoon race, hurdle race, pick-the-flower race, funny-me race, hit the ball, and many others.
The peacock drill, pyramid formation, flower drill, ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ and fan drill were highly appreciated by the audience. As the series of events graduated to races like funny me race, pack-the-bag race, three-legged race and pick-the-flower race, the enthusiasm of audiences too went high on adrenaline and they were seen cheering and clapping for the teams they supported.
Winners and runners-up of track and field events, and races proudly received prizes and certificates of appreciation from the chief guests.
The event was highly lauded by the chief guests, Ms. Rupali Chandra and Mr. Anand Singh, who also congratulated the Ms. Vijaya Kumar, principal and the entire team of Staford School for the success of the event. They also emphasized on importance of sports and game so as to attain physical fitness, apart from inculcating values like sportsmanship, team work and healthy competitive spirit among the students.