Several of the sons and daughters from the NHU primary school have been taking part in track and field competitions recently! Below are two reports from Otuta Isaac, who teaches PE and sports at Essuubi Eppya Vocational Primary School (EEVPS).
April 29 – Zone competitions
One way of glorifying God is through talents. This was truly demonstrated by Kagwendere, one of our sons in Primary 4 (3rd grade), at Kiwoko Church of Uganda Primary School during the zonal athletic competition held on 29th April, 2016. As the saying goes, “Luck favors a prepared mind.” Indeed, he was too prepared and ready for his best race.
Kagwendere became No.1 in the cross country race, took the 2nd position in long jump and high jump, and the 3rd position in the throwing event. Surely he is a celebrated hero here in EEVPS.
Kagwendere was not alone; he was in the team with Gerald [in Primary 6/5th grade] who took on the 3rd position in the short relay race, Barbra [also in P6] who took the 3rd position in 60m Huddles sprinting Flat, Kisakye [a daughter, also in P6] who specialized in multiple jumps, and Grace [in P4] who is a short distance runner.
The five students who represented EEVPS qualified to participate at the zone level because of their performance at the cluster level the preceding week. EEVPS sent 35 sons and daughters to participate in the cluster level!
April 22 – Cluster competitions
22nd April, 2016 is yet an important day never to be forgotten in EEVPS especially to the sports lovers. With the highest enthusiasm, the participants were flagged off with a prayer by the head teacher at about 10:30 a.m. to go and represent the school in athletics competition which was to be held at Katooke Umea.
All was well for the super stars as they sang with all their hearts and minds when heading to their destination (sports area); the singing was accompanied by chants, especially for their special names.
Kagwendere!! Kagwendere!! This chant kept on going at the competition in support of their hero who was in position one in the cross country race. Others included: Kisakye, Gerald, Babra, and Mugwanya [a son in Primary 4/3rd grade].
Special thanks go to the head teacher of EEVPS and his team for always being there for us in the sports department. More appreciation to the teachers, cooks, pupils and, I CAN’T miss thanking my participants for that sportic heart in them.
I say thank you; thank you all, may God bless you.
Kagwendere will be representing EEVPS and the zone at the district competitions tomorrow, May 6. Please be praying for him to continue running his races for the glory of God!
Pictures by Otuta Isaac and Simon Katabazi