With the parade of the uniform teams and the introduction of this year’s mascot by our principal, the whistle was blown, which symbolized the start of our school’s 12th annual athletic meet on 14th and 15th October.
Within these two days, all athletes showed their great determination to win. They tried their best and made use of their talents so as to achieve victory.
The most fascinating event was 4 x 100m inter-house student-teacher relay. The competitive spirit of the participants motivated all the audiences. Cheering teams yelled their slogans to further boost the ambience. At that moment, everyone was focusing on the event until all of them passed the finishing line. Ah yes, congratulations to Amos House!
The highlight was the closing ceremony and award presentation. This year’s closing ceremony was enchanted by the sharing from Mr. Chan Wing-kin, a representative of Hong Kong’s wheelchair fencing team in Beijing Paralympics. Mr. Chan has never been an athlete in the Sports Day in his childhood but a helper. He was eager to be one of the athletes and to feel the excitement of joining a competition. (Let’s refer to the attached interview.)
Afterwards, it was the memorable moment to Timothy House’s students as they got the overall cheering team championship due to tremendous effort paid before and in Sports Day. We should also give applause to Luke House, which got the overall championship.
This success of this “open classroom” is well supported by many good teachers, helpful students, and dedicated cheering teams. Finally, a rhythmic and uniformed clap put an end to the Sports Day.
Prepare Yourself to Grasp Opportunities
(An interview with Mr. Chan Wing-kin)
What makes you feel impressive about Sports Day? To win a couple of medals, or to be the overall champion? To me, it was the interview with Mr. Chan Wing-kin.
After having an interview with Mr. Chan Wing-kin, we were reminded not to be overweening because of victory or feeling upset because of failure. He shared his experience in Paralympics with us, ”I’ve seen many athletes with different levels of disability. I realize that I should treasure what have now.”
“I feel exhausted during these few years’ training as I am only a part-time athlete,” Mr. Chan added. “I need to strive a balance between both working and training. Although it is immensely tough, I have no grumbles as it is a precious chance for me to represent Hong Kong to join Beijing Paralympics.”
Mr. Chan admired the atmosphere of our school’s Sports Day and joked, “I could have won the competition in Paralympics if the cheering teams were there!”
This rising star of Paralympics ended the interview by encouraging us, “It is essential for you to get back to the track after you have been defeated. The lack of talent in sports won’t hinder your way to success. As long as you have tried your very best and prepared yourself, you will eventually grasp the opportunity to achieve success.”
1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.