In a showcase of energy, fearlessness, and a rollicking atmosphere, Woodstock revived a long held tradition with the 2023 Sports Day. The recently organized sports day was a thrilling event that showcased the athleticism and team spirit of our school community. Students, teachers, and staff came together to make the event a success and earn points for their respective houses. Students were provided with the opportunity to exhibit their talent in events like Sack Race, 3-Legged Race, 4x100m Relay, Track (100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 m), Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, Javelin Throw, and Slow Cycling Race.
While the event provided us with memorable laughs, increased camaraderie, and some records for the history books, in the words of Mr. Ajay Negi, “The highlight was definitely the sportsmanship. I could see students in their house colors. There was team spirit among students, who were competing and earning points for their respective houses.” The Condor, Eagle, and Merlin houses cheered and encouraged athletes of all houses throughout the day. Students won medals and earned certificates for placing in sprint/intermediate/distance/relay runs, long jump, high jump, discus, javelin, sack racing, three-legged racing, and even slow cycling competitions.
After a spirited and close competition, the following students came out on top, winning their respective categories along with essential points for their house:
Sub-Junior Girls – Siona Mahajan – Merlins
Sub-Junior Boys – Tseten Khampa – Eagles
Junior Girls – Aahana Prasai – Merlins
Junior Boys – Jongik Lee – Eagles
Inter Boys – Shaurya Bhargava – Eagles
Through will and eagerness all students were able to contribute points to their houses, with Eagles (665 points) narrowly outclassing Merlins (650 points) and Condors (592 points).
Ultimately, the recently organized sports day was an unforgettable event that brought our school community together and highlighted the importance of sports in our lives. It was a day filled with fun, excitement, and healthy competition, and everyone who participated or attended came away with memories that will last a lifetime. We look forward to next year’s event, where we hope to see even more participation and even more spirit.
Krishna is a staff reporter.
Edited by Asha.