THE SHARKS STARTED BY AN EARLY LEAD AT USHINDI SPORTS DAY
Here the saying goes that the early bird catches the worm and the for the Sharks, it was an early start of victory that made them carry the day being the best out of the three teams that participated in the Rugby match last Saturday at Sadili Oval Sports Academy.
The day was indeed a unique one as the boys turned in good numbers to grace the occasion, the Ushindi Sports day. The day was unique in so many ways: this was the first sports day of the year 2018 and also the very first one for our new entrant Kidstar Academy. We also decided to kill the monotony of having male facilitators and decided to have the boys listen to their elder sisters too. Victoria who is Sadili’s Volunteer from Sweden did not mind starting off the day with Brief talk on leadership. Recounting her words, Victoria did not mince with words but set the record straight by giving the boys a true image of leadership. Her talk was very reflective as she emphasized that a leader must walk side by side with the people, feel with the people and be with the people. She gave very practical examples of leadership at the grass root levels beginning from the family and the school in which the boys belong climbing the ladder slowly to the national level. She challenged the boys to begin living leadership roles in the little responsibilities they have been given both at school and at home. Elizabeth, one of Sadili’s Social educators took chance to share about talent driven leadership that culminated in the boys showcasing their giftedness through a rap presentation.
|The Ushindi boys during the football match.|
We wrapped the talk by briefly looking at the qualities of good leadership and immediately set foot on the playground for another exciting moment, the moment of sports. Rugby was the first game to be played with Coach Amos explaining the rules of the game and triggering the boys’ zeal for participation. The first game occurred between the Sharks and the Rhino with Sharks taking the lead and bracing for Cheetah’s who before the game appeared “tough” and well psyched up. The shark’s maintaining their momentum braced hard and took the win.
Football was equally competitive and while the Cheetah’s took the lead the Sharks followed so closely making them best performers of the day. The day was so colorful and after the meals one could not fail to see joy beaming in the faces of all the 58 children who turned up. As the children left Sadili grounds accompanied by some Sadili’s staff, they could hesitate to ask when the next Sports day will be held. Many thanks for our boys from St. Catherine, Nazarene and Kidstar Academy for showing up and making the day a success! Nothing else could best describe the day other than fun!
|Posing for a photo after the days activities.|