PHOTOS: Competition As Kampala Parents School Hosts Inter-schools Sports Gala

Kampala Parents School football team take a group photo before kickoff of their game against Muto Primary School COURTESY PHOTOS Kampala Parents School football team take a group photo before kickoff of their game against Muto Primary School

Kampala Parents School sports complex was Wednesday very busy with sports activities as four schools battled for supremacy in ball games like basketball, netball and football.

Kampala Parents School as part of their agenda to nurture talent invited St. Kisule Primary School, Muto Primary School Buwama and St Catherine Primary School to partake in the Inter-schools football, netball and basketball competitions.  

Kampala Parents School pupils celebrating after their school football team goalie saved a penalty

At the end of the day, Muto Primary School had beaten Kampala Parents School 4-3 on penalties in the football semifinals to set up a meet in the final with St Kisule Primary School who earlier had defeated St Catherine. Muto went on to claim the title with a 2-0 win over St Kisuule.

Kampala Parents School pupils embrace a teacher after their team performed well

Muto also emerged overall winners in netball after garnering two wins. Kampala Parents School won one netball game while Kisuule and St Catherine won none. The hosts also retained the basketball bragging rights when the visiting schools failed to field basketball teams.

Kampala Parents School players display their medals

Daphne Kato, Principal Kampala Parents School, describing the visiting pupils as ‘brothers and sisters’ said they are ‘all colleagues in the struggle’. “We need to strengthen our relationship with other schools, we are all brothers and sisters. Teams like Muto Primary School have come from upcountry and have been able to interact with us. They defeated us and this builds their confidence.”

Netball was part of the games played at the Kampala Parents School sports complex

Margaret Okwi, Kampala Parents School head of co-curriculum activities, said pupils get very many benefits from co-curriculum activities. She said pupils get to socialize, make friends and learn to live with other people.

“Sports activities help pupils build their bodies, become physically fit and body endurance. It relaxes their minds after spending a lot of time in classrooms. At Kampala Parents School, we try to build a child as a whole – physically and mentally.”

Kampala Parents School dancing to the music during a break

Kibuuka Mugaga, games master and coach football team at Muto Primary School, was excited that his upcountry school could come to Kampala and win trophies.

“We are very happy to be the winners today. First of all we work together as a school. Secondly as games teacher, I love what I do. My players believe in themselves and what they are capable of.” He said.

A Pupil from Muto Primary School in action

Gerald Kawoya, a primary seven pupil at Muto, equally felt good especially after his exploits on the field of play.  “I feel good that we came here and emerged as winners. We train very hard and our teacher help us a lot. We train three times a week.” He said. He took home a pair of bed sheets and a towel.

Kampala Parents School Principal Daphne Kato handing over a prize to one of the excelling pupil

Daphne Kato thanked proprietors of Kampala Parents School, the Ruparelia Group, for the financial support and great ideas. “They look forward to these events. They want to support your talent because they know people have been successful through their talent.” She explained.

 

 

 

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