The 2019 Army Children Junior High School annual inter-house sports competition concluded recently with the Red house emerging winner of the competition for the second time at the General Tukur Buratai Sports complex, Army Cantonment, Ikeja, Lagos.
After a well-organised ceremony, Red house topped the medals table six gold, four silver and six bronze medals to edge Blue house to the second position with four gold, one silver and four bronze medals to push Purple House to third in the ranking list with three gold and four silver medals.
Yellow house finished fourth position with three gold, two silver and three bronze medals, just as Green house came fifth with four silver and one bronze medals at the just concluded one-day athletics meet.
The school’s Principal, Ade Adepetun lauded the efforts of the Lagos State Ministry of Education for making events like inter-house sports to take place in secondary schools which has helped in producing young starlets and added to the growth of Nigeria Sports.
“We thank the Lagos State Ministry of Education for their tireless effort to promote sporting activities in Schools which we the schools have also tried in grooming these athletes in becoming a better person in Life.
He also disclosed that some students from the school have found themselves at the national level through grassroots sports like inter-house sports.
“We have also found out that event like inter-house sports has been very beneficial in terms of giving room for young athletes which will later become star athletes like that of Omobolanle Ojo who has now become a Lagos state sprinter and was discovered last two years,” he added.