Sprint race to herald 7 Great sports festival

Author: Kwame Larweh
Sprint race to herald 7 Great sports festival
Sprint race to herald 7 Great sports festival

A SPECIAL sprint race is expected to climax this year's Seven Great Princes Academy Sports Festival.

Three branches of the school—Dansoman JHS,Lartebiokorshie JHS and Dansoman SHS—will contest for honours to climax the two-day sporting event.

Sports officials of the school have said preparations have reached roof top among the three branches.

"Inasmuch as we believe in the children's academic excellence, which is our hallmark, we also share the adage that a healthy mind lives in a healthy body. If they are sound physically, it guarantees academic excellence, hence the annual sports festival. Indications are that all the schools are ready to compete and compete fairly.

"Some of the children are endowed academically and in sports so we create such platforms for those who fall in this category to express themselves," an official of the school said.

About 200 athletes will compete in seven sporting disciplines for trophies, honours and scholarships. The disciplines are table tennis, basketball, scrabble, sack race, fill-in-the bottle, spoon and lime and musical chairs.

The Lower and Upper Primary department of the school, which has two branches, namely the Lartebiokorshie and Dansoman, will compete for honours in the fill-in-the bottle, spoon and lime race, musical chairs and sack race on February 12.

Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan; Shatta Wale, a dance hall artiste (products of the school), and other dignitaries are expected to grace the event.