Gold medalist urges talented Chitown pupils to remain focused

...as Bright Daises makes a big sporting statement

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Gold medalist urges talented Chitown pupils to remain focused

 

 

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By ALBERT MASAKA

 PARALYMPIC gold medalist Elliot Mujaji has implored young sportspersons from Chitungwiza who showcased their talents last Friday at a thrilling athletics competition, to emulate his success by remaining focused on athletics.

Mujaji was the guest of honour at the competition held at the National Sports Stadium were three elite private schools from Chitungwiza namely Quinton Junior School, Bright Daisies and Four Keys participated.

“I hope the talent that I witnessed here shall continue to be nurtured to have future Olympians, you are fortunate to have begun the sport at a young age.

“We do want to see the winners later opting for other sports such as rugby or soccer.

He donated a prize of spike  shoes to the overall best athlete.

Bright Daisies founding director, Pastor Daisy Mukariri told Zim Community News that the event, that targeted pupils from  ECD up to grade 7  pupils, was also aimed at  fomenting a sense of unity among  private schools in Chitungwiza.

“We have formed an association of schools that has sponsored this event, those that were willing came together but there are prospects that more schools will join us, this project is still at its infancy.

Four Keys Academy deputy headmistress, a Mrs Nkomo said their aim was to brighten up the future of pupils academically and through sports.

“Sports is important, I encourage every student parent, teacher and the whole community in Chitungwiza to encourage every child  to also do sporting activities.

A representative from Quinton, Austin Peisani said  that the focus was  on grooming  and nurturing sporting talent as part of the new education curricula requirements.

He added  that  they will do ball games in the  second term and then debate, choral music, drama, poetry  in the final term.

To add spice to the event part of the hundreds of parents who were in attendance later took part in the 100 m race.

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