On 20th February 2021, the air was electrifying and the excitement was palpable as Louisville girls and other members of the Louisville family were full of anticipation of the day’s events.
The occasion began with an opening prayer said by Mr Olukoya, the Vice-Principal (Academic). A speech was given by the Assistant Head Girl of the school, Anetor- Ebhabha Zora. The ritual of lighting the torch of unity followed immediately and it was performed by the Sports Captains of the school and the Head Girl. The torch lighting ritual is performed to symbolize unity among the houses and to emphasize that the Inter-house sports competition is not just a competition but specifically a healthy one.
Afterwards, the calisthenics performance took place and track events officially commenced. The first categories of races that were run were the 100m and 200m races of both junior and senior categories. There was a category involving the children of the school staff.
There was a dance performance by all the students of the school and the members of the audience were elated. The event continued with both track and field events occurring simultaneously. There was also a race among the captains, female staff, and male staff of the school.
After the final event of the day which was the 400m race, senior category, the scores were collated. There was anxiety and suspense as the results were awaited for announcement. During this wait, medals were presented to athletes who participated in the different games and had emerged 1st, 2nd or 3rd. After all medals and awards had been presented, the time for the announcement of the final result finally came. The announcement was made by the Principal of the school Sr Matilda Adeboye SSL.
Therese House won the competition, and emerged as the first place in the inter-house sports event and the march past.
Therese House also produced the best athlete of the year in the person of Asan Dochivir. Bautain and Colmar Houses tied for second place and Louise House came fourth.
The event ended with the closing prayer said by the Reverend Father John.
In all, the day was a success. The inter-house sports event was a true demonstration of the spirit of sportsmanship that exists among Louisville girls. Everyone celebrated their victories, and were reminded by the Principal that they all were winners.