Annual Sports Meet 2018
16 January, 2018
The 2nd Annual Sports of Swarnim International School was held on 12th January 2018. This year's theme was Fairy Tales and Fables .The cold winter morning turned into a bright, warm fairyland with children as young as 2 year olds participating in the sports.
Respective teachers led their classes into the field with Sourina Dutta and Soham Basu of Class 4 and 3 respectively bearing the school flag. It was a proud and precious moment for all when the entire school sang the School Song formally for the first time.
The Resident Director Ms. Swati Sarawagi quoted Swami Vivekanada , " Arise, awake and stop not till your goal is reached " in her welcome address . She proudly announced that Swarnim International Preschool is among the top 5 preschools in Kolkata adjudged by Education World. The Chief Guest, Lt.Col.Amit Patne who hails from Maharashtra pleasantly surprised everyone when he addressed the children in Bengali and declared the Sports Meet open. Aaryan Banerjee of Class 3 and Olivia Bose of Class 4 took the oath on behalf of all participants.
The first event was a glittering drill display by Lower KG students followed by the colourful and creative novelty races. Each race was based on characters of a fairy tale or a fable and involved at least one skill that they have learnt in school. Playgroup had Red Riding Hood picking up apples from among other fruits and stringing the beads in Jack and the Beanstalk races. Nursery students played Goldilocks, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Cinderella with a difference. Not only the prince helped Cinderella to put on her shoes but she too helped the prince to put on his jacket. Lower KG and Upper KG children had races related to Hare and the Tortoise, Lion and the Mouse displaying coordination, Hansel and Gretel in which they matched shapes. Class 1 too had very interesting races like Sleeping Beauty where the prince kept waiting for the princess but she brushed past him to choose her own career. In the Frog Prince, the frog had to solve two simple sums to become a prince. The parent - student race too was very well appreciated.
But the most spectacular event of the day was the enthralling Yoga display by primary children. The story, The Hungry Caterpillar was portrayed through various Yoga poses as the Resident Director narrated the story.
Not only the little ones, Swarnim sports involved everyone. The tug of war between parents and teachers ended in a draw to a huge applause from the audience. The support staff too enjoyed being Rapunzel making plaits of ribbons and running to the finishing line. The fun filled day drew to a close with the Founder Chairman, Shri H.P. Budhia's ever encouraging words and good wishes followed by the vote of thanks by the Headmistress.