July 28th was a remarkable day in our school calendar. Sports day at St. Peter’s is the fight between Seasons. The sun shone bright and our playground was adorned with dignitaries, students, parents and teachers.
The President of the Rotary Club of Kodaikanal Mr. S. Selvakumar, a sportsman himself, was our chief guest. He not only lit the Olympic torch, he also lit in our students hearts teamwork, perseverance and hard work. He ended his speech with a punch line: “You must always say ‘I can’ and not ‘Can I?’, and ‘I will’ and not ‘Will I?'”
Present as dignitaries were our Correspondent Mr. Sambabu, our Administrator Mrs. Nirmala Sambabu, our Principal Mr. Michael Joshua, our Director Mr. Rohan and Mrs. Sandra Rohan, and Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim, our PTA President.
The March Past was led by our School Cabinet and it was followed by Spring, Autumn, Winter and Summer houses. It was indeed an honour for every participant to represent their house. The March Past not only was a display of uniformity and discipline, it was socially relevant with Spring, Autumn, Winter and Summer houses holding placards on farmers protest, longing to learn, child safety and girl harassment respectively.
Our Physical Education Director Mr. Udayakumar read the school’s sports report. It was a time of rejoicing to hear about the various achievements of our school in sports and games.
It was simply spectacular to watch our junior school children participate in interesting games like: help Mom dry clothes, getting ready to go to school, walking backwards and lemon spoon race.
The rhythm and the coordination in the Mass Drill won the hearts of the audience. Our boys’ performance of Mallakhamb, Silambattam and Pyramid made all of us go WOW. The girls enthralled the spectators with their fusion of Indian and Western dance. The games for the parents and teachers got all our students on their feet cheering.
Medals and certificates were distributed by the dignitaries to our students.
We congratulate the following student who won individual championships in their categories:
U 14 Boys – Jerome
U 14 Girls – Shalom Nisy
U 17 Boys – Tamilarasan
U 17 Girls – Aathira
U 19 Boys – Mohammed Irshath
U 19 Girls – Maria Suji
It was a time of rejoicing for the Spring house as they bagged the overall championship. Following them came Autumn, Winter and Summer. It was such a wonderful day at Peter’s. We once again congratulate all the participants and winners.