Meeting of the Greatest Hearts and the Most Creative Minds

Fiza Shafeeque,
Monday, December 19, 2016
Fiza Shafeeque
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Sports is the meeting point of practice and confidence. Sports meets are the meeting points of great hearts and creative minds.

Every year, in the last week of November, my school organizes a Sports Meet. I promise, from experience in watching and participating, that anyone who watches will just keep wanting more by the moment. This event a totally spectacular episode (not flattering myself) of drills, march-pasts, running races, relay races, long jumps, shot-puts, and the most stimulating formations.

This year, I study in Grade 8. Looking back upon all my years, from kindergarten where my classmates and I formed an animal train, to Grade 8, I feel down in the dumps when I realize that this was my last year in which I would be participating these wonderful Sports Meets.

The students will only be participating for the inaugural march past from Grade 9. I am going to miss all the practices (and the classes we missed because of it), the beating of the counting drum and the teachers walking around us correcting our mistakes.

I will never forget all these wonderful days because sports make me feel relaxed and tired, a winner and a loser and happy and sad. As this was my last Sports Day, I remember so much of it and would like to share some of it with you.

Every year, the Sports Meets are based on different themes. This year, our unique theme was “Unity”. This topic, which is not much as a theme for a Sports Meet, was still a complete success.

Our totally spectacular, exciting, awesome event started with a march-past which symbolizes unity in the first place. The senior students marched so well, it looked like an army of giant driver ants marching down the track. Though they did only three practices of marching, it had so much uniformity.

Then came the drills of Grades 1 to 7. They did exercises with ribbons, sticks and pom-poms for props. The formations which come after this are the most exciting parts of the show.

We, the students, form a slogan, symbol or a word. If I ever had an aerial view; if I could sit on the clouds and look down, I would never have gotten down from there, as the view is wonderful from the top of the stadium. Grades 1 to 7 formed the names of the seven continents. The students’ costumes were also related to the cultures of the continents.

For example, for Africa, they had a cheetah patterned top and a kind of tribal music. The formation in the Grand Finale was the Olympic rings by the boys of Grade 7.

The most interesting part of the day from my angle of view was the last half an hour of the Sports Meet. We, the students of Grade 8 held the flags of the every single country from all over the world and marched to form a semi-circle around the Olympic rings.

Colors spread out on the ground because of our costumes; with our orange tops and the five colors of the Olympic rings. After our performance was over, we were in for a shocking surprise.

The school had dropped a bombshell by announcing a holiday for the next day!!! Our eyes popped out, our hearts stopped, and everyone stopped breathing after hearing this. We ran to our seats and screamed until we could no more.

The programme got over at 11:30 am but none of us felt like leaving. We all wanted little more excitement and stay a bit longer, but we had to, much to our disappointment.

The unity in us, our teachers, our faculty, our classmates and every other person of my school, has brought us to make every moment of our Sports Day the best. The adage is definitely true: “United we stand, divided we fall”. We never would have made it till here, where we stand today, without unity in our hearts and creativity in our minds.


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