Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sportsfest 2014

If you ask any student what excites them most in the school year, they’d probably tell you either one of these things: the last day of classes before vacation, or the annual, week-long affair called Sportsfest.

Sportsfest 2014 was held last February 3 - 7 in St. Francis of Assisi School of Silay City!

On Monday morning they gathered neatly at the covered court as the prayer song played, shiny pompoms and props carefully put aside. They heartily cheered as their representatives performed the symbolic torch run and raised the flags, each a different color.

But of course the parents and family friends and students had something else to really cheer for: the real fun starts with the series of cheer dances -- stunts and all -- performed by the high school classes and some grade school levels.

We had sophomores sporting silver hair…
freshmen with braids and face paint, midriffs gleaming with silver dust…
upperclassmen riding motorcycles and waving bright banners, boys playing the drums, popping party poppers…

Five days of different sports (from basketball to volleyball, football (or soccer), and track and field), competitive cheers, no class work, and more games – Sportsfest is always enough to keep everyone busy and in high spirits amidst the lectures and paperwork throughout the academic year.