The annual cross country run leads the sports calendar for all secondary schools. Saturday, January 27 was the annual cross country for the Seri Keledang Secondary School students in Menglembu. There to officiate the event was Batu Gajah Municipal Councillor, Wong Kam Seng.
“The event is part of the Ministry of Education’s ‘1 Student, 1 Sport’ (1 Murid, 1 Sukan) initiative. It encourages students to have a holistic education and to lead a healthy lifestyle, befitting the nation’s aspirations,” said the school principal, Sit Wai Yin, in his welcoming speech.
Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Chairman, Ng Ah Chye and the PTA committee members were present. Teachers, parents and students took a major part in planning and organising the sporting event.
Teachers donned matching sports attire while the students were adorned in bright and attractive red, neon green, white, blue, and yellow T-shirts. Attending parents mingled with teachers and staff to cheer and give encouragement to the participants.
Students competed in the various categories according to their gender and age. Among them were the L15 (boys under 15 years old) and P15 (girls under 15 years old) as well as L18 (boys under 18 years old) and P18 (girls under 18 years old).
As parting advice, the winners were admonished to bask in glory but losers should not give up. There will always be a time in the future for them to shine.