Lighthouse students shine on sports day

The Baracudas won the Team Spirit Award and came in second place overall.

Students at the Lighthouse School took part in the school’s annual sports day earlier this month.

A member of house Barracuda cheers on a young Snapper student during his race.
A member of house Barracuda cheers on a young Snapper student during his race.

Students ran track, a shuttle relay and a lime and spoon race – a spin on the usual egg and spoon race. There were also a math race and three-legged race.

During the sports day on March 11, the students, ranging in age from 5 to 17, had plenty of opportunities to show their competitiveness and team spirit.

Students in wheelchairs participated in racing, a bean bag toss, and a roll ball race.

“Sports day is an event we always look forward to,” said Principal Carla MacVicar. “All our students do their best and have so much fun participating. Everyone who attends, including our dignitaries, cannot help but get into the spirit of the day, which makes the event even more special.”

Volunteers from CUC, the civil service and the Internal Audit Office helped out in many ways, serving food, score keeping, cheering on the competitors and helping to ensure each race ran smoothly.

Miss Cayman Monyque Brooks was a special guest, as was Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, Education Minister Tara Rivers and Chief Officer of the Ministry of Education Christen Suckoo.

“The best part about the LHS sports day for myself and the staff is seeing the excitement on our students’ faces as they participate, the team spirit amongst the houses, the beautiful array of colors and the cheering, dancing and chanting,” said Ms. MacVicar.

With a final score of 254, the Stingrays were the 2016 Sports Day House Champions. Recipients of the Team Spirit Award, and in second place with 244 points, were the Barracudas, followed by the Snappers with 185.