Joanna Clarke Primary School Hosts Three Day Inter-House Sports Competition
Published 11th March 2021, 7:15am
The newly named Joanna Clarke Primary School (JCPS) held its 2021 Inter-House Sports Competition over three days (23, 24 & 26 February) last month, with students competing for coveted Championship trophies in Track and Field and Cheerleading in either of three houses- Swallow, Nightingale and Man-O-War.
On day one, students competed in 800m open races for boys and girls. Matthew Gayle (boy) and Mikayla Thames (girl) were the event winners. Following the 800m races, Divisions 1-5 athletes competed in the long jump events.
Students journeyed to the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on day two, to compete in the Cheerleading and Track events. After lengthy deliberation, Man-O-War was adjudged the winner of the cheerleading competition.
JCPS Principal Mr. Delton Pedley was impressed with the cheerleading performances. “The performances were spectacular. All three houses were represented by highly talented performers who were all decked out in their festive costumes, as they moved to the rhythm of popular musical selections,” Mr. Pedley commented.
Swallow emerged as overall competition winners after amassing a whopping 608 points, while Man-O-War came in second with 521 points, and Nightingale scored 414 points for third place.
Mikayla Thames and Kevaughn Buckley were declared Division Five Champions and overall Champion Girl and Boy, respectively.
Other medalists included Division One Champions Ali Christian and Yuvraj Graham-Campbell, Division Two Champions Elizabeth Myles-Douglas and Ricardo Ricketts, Division Three Champions Asyria Ngyou and Caelan Foreshaw, as well as Division Four Champions Allyssa Burton, Alilianna Gonzales and Robert Ramirez.
Attendees included the Minister for Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (EYSAL) Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, Acting Chief Officer Lyneth Monteith and Acting Director of the Department of Education Services (DES) Tammy Hopkins, who provided greetings and declared the event open.
Newlands Member of Parliament Mr. Alva Suckoo and DES Senior School Improvement Officers Mr. Nicholas Obie, Mr. Elroy Bryan and Mr. Ian O'Connor were also in attendance.
On the final day, Reception and Year one students as well as those who did not get the chance to participate on the previous days received an opportunity to show off their sporting skills.
To learn the dates of other school sports days, visit www.education.gov.ky.
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