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“It’s not how big you are. It’s how big you play”.
~ Field Day: An induction into participation, sportsmanship, and team spirit.

Saturday, February 11th, 2023,
Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel

Sports ignite passions. People of all ages, races, and religions can unite through sports. Camaraderie and unity were on display during the Field Day for young children at DPGA. The students of Early Years and Grades 1 and 2 enthusiastically participated in the spectacular event.

The Field Day activities were engaging and challenged the students to venture out of their comfort zone. An array of fun and exciting games followed. The Field Day was planned as an activity day.

The event on the school’s turf field commenced at 8:00 a.m. and extended till 12:00 p.m. Parents and students gathered on time, and the event began at 8:15 a.m. There were games available for parents, PTA members as well as guests. Parents and children filled the ambience with zeal and zest. Drinks, puffs, muffins, and snack boxes were given out to the students.

The proceedings were initiated by the welcome speech by the principal followed by a graceful walk-past and a synchronized drill. After the drills and the walk-pasts, the major event unfolded. Class by class, one at a time, the activities were carried out and immediately following the games, the children were appreciated and photographed.

All the games were uniquely designed to enhance the motor and coordination skills of students, such as the Hula hoops, relay race, lemon and spoon race, potato race, sack race, bursting the balloon and many more.

The program started with warm-up activity nicknamed Task-o-fun. The EY lowers progressed to balancing the ball while the EY daffodils moved on to cross the river and EY Marigold advanced to sow and reap. The Fill-o-fun water relay was organized in the EY uppers. Grade 1 filled the ambience with thrill and anticipation with games such as Bursting the balloon, water relay, lemon, and spoon and potato race. River rafting, Hula hoop relay, and sack races by grade 2 students kept the spectators engaged throughout. Furthermore “Balancing the balloon” and “Bombing the city”, challenged the parents amidst the cheering of their excited and jubilant children.

Although the children started nervously, they built up confidence as the events progressed. The extraordinary thing about the event was that there weren’t any winners! All the students were champions in their own rights. The games were organized to make the children understand the importance of participation, sportsmanship, and team spirit. Therefore all the students were awarded medals.

The Field day put forth a display of unity, teamwork, and sportsmanship through the young and aspiring students of the early years. The students’ ebullient faces and ever-lasting energy truly captivated the whole essence of the program. A sense of accomplishment and pride made the event a huge success. After all, sports can teach us many things, including embracing our inner child.

Anshpratap Singh 7B
Ishana Balan 7A