A DAY THE BOYS ALWAYS LOOK UP TO
The day was unusually bright for the better part of the morning. The Heavens must have known that the boys would come for the sports event and unlike the other days in the week, the showers had been put on hold. The boys were prompt and by 8.30am some of them were already within Sadili Oval compound looking excited and with radiant faces eager to participate. Kidstar and St Catherine did not lose the mark of being punctual for indeed effective time management is one of the skills we try to impart on them so that they are adults they do not get into the easy temptation of using common slogan of “African time”. Nazarene on the other hand could not miss out on the event. Despite tuition classes they came in their large numbers to have a feel of the day for themselves for indeed it was Ushindi Sports day.
After the warm up by Coach Wycliffe, the boys were now ready for the event. In their respective groups they psyched up for the sports with the student captains taking up their various roles by playing the referee and others keenly writing down the scores. Capture the flag which is played typically like rugby was the game to be played and after the three teams battling it out the Rhino’s were able to take the lead. Football was then played and here there seemed to be much enthusiasm as the competition became very stiff. Fair play as one of the skills was again put to realistic test as the struggle to win had preoccupied most of the participants. Playing was more captivating and this time round the Leopards showed their brevity by taking the lead. The sporting activities culminated in fun games where the boys took turns to run with their legs tied up together and later on they were to run through some tyres that had been placed in strategic positions.
Peer pressure was the next item on the program. The boys gathered together on the grass and our Social educators were able to explore with them the different areas in peer pressure. As part of their learning was the discovery that there can be positive peer pressure. To crown the day the boys were served with a meal in which each person ate to their fill and departed back home with select social educators seeing them off through the busy highway. The day was a great success and we are certain the experience the boys received will go a long way in building their personality.