In every school the most exciting activity is the annual school sports. It is held once a year, around the month of December. The winter afternoon is the ideal time for having school sports. Our school is quite famous for its sports. Last year our annual school sports day was organized on 15 December. It was conducted for two days. The first day was the junior sports day from class 1 to 5. The second day was for the senior boys from classes 6 to 12. It was held in our school play ground.
There were many events like races, jumps, throws, hop-skip-jump, basketball, tennis, musical chairs, etc. There were obstacle and walking races too. The most popular were the marble-and-spoon-in-the-mouth and sack races. Races were also arranged for the staff, teachers and parents. The participating students were divided according to age. We have four different houses. Flags of different colours were fluttering all around the ground. All the spectators were seated on chairs beside the ground.
Our sports' teacher conducted all the events with the help of few other teachers. The sports commenced at 9 a.m. with drill and march past. The participants lined up before the start of every event and they were cheered by the spectators. They all wore vests and socks of their house colours.
The winners were given medals and cups. Unsuccessful contestants were given participation certificates. Throughout the year we have lots of activities like football, volleyball, table tennis, etc. The winners of all these events were also awarded on this day. At 4.30 p.m. our principal delivered the closing speech. He was cheered by the students, staff and parents alike. He declared holiday on the following day. Finally our annual sports day was concluded with the final march past. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and returned home with three medals.