Olashore International Schools’ head of extra-curricular activities, Mr Felix Adeboboye has declared that the institution aims to train more talented sports inclined youngsters, hence its decision to lay premium on sporting activities.
Adeboboye said the target is to develop internationally qualified and high-standard sports inclined students, which he said was once again highlighted during the school’s recent inter house sports competition in illoko-ijesha.
He said the inter house sports day ended in grand style, with Red house emerging the winner, Blue house the first runner up and Greenhouse the second runner up, while leaving yellow house behind.
“Generally, inter house sports helps to keep students fit, engenders healthy rivalry and trains them for the future. We are committed to raising sports youngsters with the international standards set by the school in sports.
“We have a structured programme for our sports development such that between 5pm and 6pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, the students come out to train and also weekends.
“Aside from in- house training, we also hire someone from outside to train them. They usually embark on various field and track events in order to get well rooted in them.
“I encourage students to build themselves on sports because in this present day, sports is more like a money spinning sector and we need to ensure students are kept on their toes.
“Sports have helped Nigeria because they have won laurels across the world. It is a segment that has pictured Nigerians in the committee of Nations,” said Adeboboye, who stressed that sports help train children for the future
On his part, the school’s principal, Mr Derek Smith stated that their students are trained to be skilled in various sporting fields, as part of their eagerness to build 21st century leaders.
“We want to ensure our students are trained and well skilled in sports so they can participate in competitions. As it is, we have one of our students participating in the UK.
“Some of our present students might grow to become even better competitors. Above all, learning to learning to live a healthy lifestyle is key,” Smith submitted.