Hundreds of excited parents turned up at Fatima College grounds to cheer lustily for their children at St Joseph Convent, Port of Spain’s annual Sports Day, which was held on Friday, February 7.
Colourfully dressed students from six Houses— Blessed Ann-Marie, Our Lady, Holy Trinity, St Joseph, St Teresa and St Xavier—displayed their athletic prowess on the lush, green field by dazzling an appreciative crowd with their dancing and gymnastic skills.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia was invited to address parents and students and declare the school’s Sports Day open. Minister Garcia praised the students, teachers and parents for displaying tremendous teamwork and cooperation in organising the Sports Day, which is an example of the hidden curriculum in action.
“What was demonstrated was commitment, the ability to work together, dedication by the parents, by students and the teachers who all worked together to ensure that the Sports Day was successful. Apart from children engaging in an athletic meeting, they took the opportunity to demonstrate and highlight matters like integration and the ending of racial discrimination. All of these topics are part of the hidden curriculum in our Education System, which teaches students positive values that they can live by.”
St Xavier won the Best Marching House prize while the Blessed Anne-Marie copped the Cheerleading Competition.
— Corporate Communication, Division Ministry of Education