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Afshan S. Khan
Friday, April 05, 2013
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Islamabad

 

Energetic students of the Roots Montessori and Junior School, DHA-I Campus, captivated their mothers with lively performances on the Sports Day held here on Thursday.

 

The event ensured 100% participation of children and mothers were invited to share the advent of spring with their children. The ground was adorned with yellow and pink balloons. Toddlers as young as two and a half years of age astonished their mothers with aerobics, umbrella dance and lollypop dance.

 

The main purpose of the Sports Day was to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. The venue also featured victory stands, buntings and banners, display boards and racing tracks.

 

After the national anthem, students started the Sports Day with the march past holding flags of their respective classes. Then they presented aerobics followed by a ribbon dance. Rootsians exhibited commendable performance with their personal conduct and sportsman spirit. Young Rootsians amazed the audience by their thrilling karate display. Students displayed marble tiles breaking, jumping through fire ring and summersaults with everyone held their breath with awe.

 

The students of Montessori and Junior Schools competed in a variety of races like Bunny race, hurdle race, spoon race, fruit race, balloon bursting race, frog race, kangaroo race, relay race and dressing up race. Mothers also participated in a race.

 

The ability to go on the field and perform instils a sense of self-confidence, which is very important for the development of a child’s character. Moreover, the sport infuses an ability in children to accept defeat on and yet believe in their own capabilities bring a sense of positive attitude as well.

 

The closing of the event was marked with the distribution of trophies and certificates to the winners and participants by the chief guest Mrs Riffat Mushtaq, founder director of the Roots School System & Khadija Mushtaq, executive director of the Roots School System.