By Huang Xin
Having been through a busy and eventful school term, NUS High welcomed its most exciting sports event of the year – Games Day 2017. Games Day was held on 29 August this year, previously in the form of Sports Day, but with the key difference being that Games Day hosts team sports events while Sports Day hosts track events.
Games Day uplifts house spirits by encouraging enthusiastic students from the four different houses to compete in friendly matches against one another. The sportsmanship also promotes inter-house and intra-house bonding as students make new friends and catch up with old ones during the rigorous training sessions leading to the event.
Various events were hosted for Games Day, including captain’s ball, tchoukball, basketball, frisbee, floorball, as well as an All-Star Tchoukball Game featuring our very own staff members against the winning student team.
NETBALL COURT: Students from Year One and Year Two taking part in the End-zone Captain’s ball game planned for our C Division.
HALL: Students from Year Three and Year Four competing in the Tchoukball Game for our B Division.
Students from Year Five and Six participating in the Floorball game planned for our A Division.
SCHOOL HALL: All Star Tchoukball Game taking place with school staff joining in the fun. Students shook hands with their teachers at the end for a game well played, despite the staff team’s loss.
After a day’s hard work and fun, the school finally settled in the hall to celebrate the hard-earned achievements of our athletes. To commend the efforts our students had put in throughout the matches, this Games Day saw the presentation of the most resilient team award besides the top three places. The rankings were announced as our winners ascend the stage to receive their prizes, with Faraday emerging as overall champion for the year.
We would like to thank all staff and students who have dedicated their time to make this day enjoyable for the school, especially to the teacher ICs, student volunteers, our athletes and our supporting staff.