It was a day of fun and competition as St. Catherine's Model school held her 15th inter-house sports festival on the 25th of February 2016, hosted at Abalti Barracks, Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos.
The event started on a good note as the MC made a lot comedy that put smiles on the faces of students, teachers, administrators and guests alike. The event started with the ushering of guests to the high table. The special guest of honour was Dror Harazi CEO of STI Group and the father of the day Solomon Ojeagbase of Complete Communications Limited publishers of Complete Sports newspaper, the opening prayer was taken by the Chaplain, whereby the National anthem and school anthem were recited.
The welcome address was taken by the school Supervisor Rev. Sr. Anne Martins followed by the Chairman’s address and the declaration of the games opening speech taken by Godwin Samuel Aruku.
The games began with calisthenics from the student of the school who put up a fantastic display, they had an arousing round of applauds from the spectators, to be followed by the match past after which the races began. The houses represented in the school were Yellow House St. Alfred's House, White House ST. Anthony's House, Cream House St. Catherine’s House, Red House ST. John-Bosco House, Green House St. Jude's House, and Blue House Our Lady Queen House.
Other schools were in attendance at the sporting festival some of which are St. Leo's Catholic Private School Ikeja, Our Lady of Apostles Private School Yaba, Maryland Convent High School, Our Lady Fatima, Bariga, St. Martin Nursery and Primary School, Surulere.
Some of the sporting events that took place include the following 50m Tiny Tots, Hurdles (Boys and Girls), Filling the basket, breaking the balloons, dressing up for school, 75m race Juniors (Boys and Girls), 100m hurdles (Boys and Girls), 200m race Senior (Boys and Girls), Old peoples race, Staff race parents race, Rev. Sisters' walking race etc.
The event concluded with 1st position going to White House – St. Anthony, 2nd position to Yellow House – St. Alfred and 3rd position to Green House – St. Jude.