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  • 06 Dec
  • 2018

Track and field day at NUA

It is said that work without play makes Jack a dull boy. So, on the 20thof November 2018, we at NUA had our annual field day. It is one of the most anticipated days by the students because it provides a platform where they can show their athletic abilities. The day was filled with challenges that undoubtedly pushed the students to their limits. The events ranged from speed and endurance challenges to strength. The activities included; the tree hung, football dribbling challenge, the pacer challenge, the pushup contest and the long jump. With this variety of activities, there was something for everyone.

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We started off the day with a short assembly and a prayer. Then, we were off to the sports area. With a wide array of stations, each class had to be guided by a staff member to the challenge stations. The first half of the day was for individual challenges within the classes. The senior class, led by Mr. Josh, made their way to the pacer challenge station. Soon, every station was busy. The students channeled their inner athletes. In the soccer field, the girls were dribbling through cones. The juniors were taking on the pushup challenge at the volleyball court. Tenth graders were displaying their jumping skills at the long jump station while ninth graders and the ESL classes were engrossed by their challenges as well. The whole morning was spent moving from station to station. The students went to each station with one goal in mind, “beat the station record.” Soon, it was lunch time. Exhausted by the activities, the students appreciated the much deserved break.

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At 2:45, everyone gathered in the soccer field for the second half of the field day. It was time for class competitions. At the soccer field, an obstacle course was setup. Designed in such a way that will challenge even the toughest of students, that obstacle course was just what was needed to make an interesting competition. It wasn’t long till Mr. Zach gave instructions on how the course would be run and the method of determining the winners. Ten students were needed from each class. Each student would have to complete the course. The time taken by the whole team to complete the course would be recorded. As soon as the instructions were issued, each class huddled up to plan. This was certainly an essential competition for all the classes. First up, grade nine. They completed the course in reasonable time and were on track to win after ESL failed to beat their time. Their hopes were shattered though, by the juniors when they completed the course in about 30 seconds less time. The juniors were in full celebration and seemed confident of a win because they set a fairly difficult time to beat. They ran a nearly perfect race. But it just wasn’t meant to be for the juniors. The seniors rained on their parade ending their short-lived celebration. The time difference, a mere three seconds. This wasn’t the last of the class competitions though, the next challenge was rather unorthodox. It was an eating competition. Every class brought out their hungriest members, most of whom had skipped lunch. It was a tight competition but the seniors walked away victorious in that too.

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 Finally, it all came to an end. Another field day successfully concluded. Regardless of the wins and losses on that day, it was ultimately a win for NUA.

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