At Starfield College’s meet, principal urges schools to promote teamwork

Starfield College’s Principal, Sarah Oyinloye, has urged school proprietors to use sports to elevate teamworkand also build their students’ character and strength.

Speaking during the school’s 11th biennial inter-house sports meet at Agege Stadium, Agege, Lagos, Oyinloye said that apart from the determination, focus and excellence, which sports build in students, it also teaches students teamwork as a tool in ensuring that they get to their destination.

She commended the school’s sports committee and staff for ensuring a successful inter-house competition while urging them to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship, determination, resilience, teamwork and excellence.

Also speaking at the event, the school’s Director of Studies, Mr Chris Eigbe, said the competition should serve to remind everyone of the power of teamwork and the joy of friendly competitions.

“Let today also remind our parents of the successes and great achievements that positive engagement with school can bring about.

“As we close the 11th Inter-house sports competitions of Starfield Schools, I want us to imbibe the spirit of unity, sportsmanship, camaraderie and fairness that has been displayed at the competition,” he said.

The Special Guest of Honour, MrsOgunsile Abosede, represented by Mrs Titi Apatira, commended the school for organising the event, saying that it would help in the children’s development.

Earlier, Head of Starfield School, Mrs Juliana Eigbe, told the students that the essence of sports lies not only in victory but also in the values of teamwork, dedication and fair play.

She encouraged the students to always give their best, compete with integrity and support their fellow teammates.

At the end of the competition, the White House emerged winner, with Blue House in second position, while Red House bagged the third place in the primary school category.
Blue House won the College category, while Red Houseand Green House finished in second and third positions respectively.

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