Millennium National School

Inter-house dodgeball competition

23rd August 2013 was yet another day full of fun, energy, enjoyment, and sportsman spirit at Millennium. We had the inter-house dodgeball competition on Friday, 23rd. The competitions were held in open air – on basketball courts and volleyball ground. It wasn’t raining and the weather was just perfect! Our children had a great time. This was the second inter-house competition of the current year. It saw even more emotions than the first event of tug of war. A game was played for around 10 minutes (much more than a tug o’ war match). So there was much more involvement, yelling and rejoicing. The spectators were involved in a game as much as the players. All the energy and power would rush to a spectator’s hands when his house’s player was about to throw a ball at the opponents. We loved watching this oneness within every house. Rivalry was also seen on grounds, but we were happy to note that it was not seen off the field. Once the matches were over, the on-ground rival houses were again friends. This, is a part of sportsman spirit, and we are proud of our children exhibiting it.

Our children showed a great performance from the initial stage of planning till actual playing. Captains tried to be just and clever while selecting team members. They wanted to give a fair chance to all the players of their house. On the field, children were given a chance to maintain the score sheets of matches. They had to be attentive like a referee to do that. It also was heartening to see the players implementing different strategies while playing. Strong players stood opposite to each other or in a triangular formation in order to corner and catch the opponents, players were providing cover to each other in order to save the ball from escaping, teams had also identified their strengths and were using them well. It was good to see such spontaneous exhibition of technical skills from our kids.

The final scores were as below:

 

Class

Blue

Red

Yellow

Green

4th

7

4

5

5

5th

3

3

7

7

6th

4

7

7

2

7th

6

4

4

6

8th

4

7

2

7

9th

6

5

4

5

Total

30

30

29

32

 

Green house scored the maximum marks yet again. Some of the teams who had lost miserably in tug of war did really well in dodgeball. So our children learnt that losers do not always remain so and same goes with winners.

There was one more wonderful finding. Some of our students learnt language through sports. Their observation and memory also got tested in an interesting way. The poster that you see below was pinned to all our notice boards few days before the event. We asked a few girls as to which all skills from the poster were used by them while playing. The group was able to recall all the words on the poster, they had liked the poster and had seen it keenly. They even discussed the meaning of ‘prudence’ which was a new word for them. We are happy to see the learnings that a game can bring about 🙂

 
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