It’s never too late to have sports.
While schools across the island were on Easter break, the students of The Codrington School held their annual inter-house track and field sports at the National Stadium today.
And there was just as much excitement as any other day in the track and field season.
Three houses were represented and at the end of the day, defending champions Anstey House, in red, continued their winning streak with 355 points; Gooding Emtage House, in blue, came in second with a tally of 340; while Elliot Sealy, in green, scored 233 points for third position.
Gavin Clarke was the top performer, winning the 100 metres, high jump and 4×100 metre relay. He also placed second in the 800 metres. Emanuelle Motley was the top female performer, winning the 100 metres, high jump and 4×100 metre relay.
Principal Darryl Browne said it was tradition for the school to have its annual sports day in the month of April because the children would be going on the Easter break next week.
“. . . It seems to work out well with our curriculum, and the children absolutely love our sports day because some people are good at athletics while others are good at academics. And we offer our children scholarships if they shine brightly in sports,” he said.
Head of the physical education department at the school, Kim Adam, said even though the school did not participate in the National Primary School Athletics Championship (NAPSAC) or the Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship (BSSAC) it was pushing to get involved next year.
“We have not participated as yet in the local track and field meets because when the zones meet it is in one of our breaks, but we are hoping to amend that for next year,” she said.
More photos are available on pages 10 & 11 of our 11/04/2014 digital ePaper at http://epaper.barbadostoday.bb.