Preschool practitioners introduce learners to sport

2017-03-22 06:02
Practitioners and their preschoolers before the start of the mini sports day.Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

Practitioners and their preschoolers before the start of the mini sports day.Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

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FIVE preschools joined hands to host a mini sports day for their learners at the Isaac Booi Primary School grounds on Saturday.

The preschools that took part were Nomtha from KwaZakhele, Noah’s Ark from Wells Estates, Little Ships from New Brighton, Lihlombe from Zwide and Sekunjalo from New Brighton.

According to Nomtha Preschool’s principal, Thotyelwa Kana, one of the event organisers, the main aim of the event was to introduce their preschoolers to sport at a very early age.

Kana said, ”We decided to organise this event for our preschoolers to introduce them to sport, especially athletics. They took part in running, high jump, long jump, relay, beanbag and egg races. The kids enjoyed taking part in this mini sports day.”

Noah’s Ark Preschool’s Zukiswa Mrasi stated that the event was the right platform to prepare the preschoolers for sport in which they will take part when they are admitted to primary school.

Mrasi said, “We are preparing our children for primary school. At least these kids will have an idea of what to do when they take part in athletics especially the five-year olds. Above all, we want our kids to develop some life skills. They share, socialise and show respect to other people and they also learn some basic sport rules during this event.”

Lihlombe Preschool’s principal, Linda Ngwendu, stated that the event helped to boost the confidence of their children and also to make their preschoolers interested in taking part in sport.

Little Ships’ principal, Nomawethu Mangentloko, said that the event was a success and that none of the participants sustained injuries or got hurt during the mini sports day.

Mangentloko explained, “The SAPS KwaZakhele, ambulance services and the traffic officers played an important role to make this event safe. They made sure that the environment was safe and secure.”

Sekunjalo Preschool’s principal, Fezeka Siyongwana, thanked the Isaac Booi Primary School Principal for giving them permission to use the school’s grounds.

Siyongwana thanked the police officers, ambulance officers, judges, traffic officers, MC Chippa Quntu and his assistants, parents who were in attendance and the practitioners.

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