February 21st, was the long-awaited day sports day when the sports-eager girls of Senior school got their chance to show off their athletic prowess to their schoolmates, parents and friends, while helping their Houses secure the highest scores at the same time!
It was the DGPS Annual Sports Day once again, held at the Iranian Club grounds.
An excited buzz rose from the attending crowd of spectators and supporters as our Principal, Mrs Humera Ibrahim declared the meet open following the singing of the National Anthem and the torch-lighting ceremony. This was followed by the competing House marching squads, putting their best feet forward in the impressive March Past.
Once the participating athletes took to the track, the excitement and cheers of the crowd reached fever pitch, as they encouraged their favorites to outdo their rivals. Parents, classmates and friends alike, were on their feet cheering and chanting, as the athletes gave their all in frenzied competition.
At the end of a fiercely-contested day it was time for the winners to be awarded their trophies.
Individual championship trophies were presented to: Sophie Furtado – 9B in the Sub-juniors category; Sarah Barros – 9B in Juniors;
Zainab Abbas – 11A won the Intermediate trophy; Masooma Abbas – 9B was best among the Seniors and Prathana Lal – 13A emerged supreme among the Super Seniors
The House Championship saw Green House emerge champions, followed in second place by Red House and Blue House in third place.
It was a truly exhilarating and enjoyable day and the students trooped back to school in high spirits while savouring the high points of the day and looking forward to some iced-cool drinks and refreshments after a very spirited morning!
Ami and Anaishaan