On 10 October, Sacred Heartists spent a day at Wanchai Sportsground on various track and field events. Athletes from six houses flexed their muscles to compete for the championship and runners-up. There were a range of events: javelin throw, discus throw, shot put, long jump, high jump, races and relays. Ultimately, our C Grade and A Grade Individual Championships both come from House of Nightingale whereas B Grade Championship goes to House of Teresa. Individual prizes aside, Teresa, Bad Team and Bronte seized the titles of Teacher-Student 4X100m relay. House of Bronte was the House Overall Champion-cum-the best Cheering Team of the year.
The elites from SHCS and SHCSPS, our affiliated primary schools staged a fierce competition, primary-secondary student in 4X100m relay. When it came to Teachers 4X100m relay, there was a storm of thunderous cheers from the spectator stand for teachers of Captain Chi Fu Close and Wonder Mothers. The Student Council obstacle race drew as much audience’s attention with One Poke racing on a par with 閃避隊.
Sr Agnes, our School Supervisor and Sr Veronica officiated at the ceremony. Mrs Carrie Ng, PTA Representative, Ms Grace Fok, AA Representative, Mr Law Leong Tim, our guest of honour, and Sr Veronica presented the prizes for winners. The house captains, executive members and alumnae engaged their own house members in cheering the competitors on throughout the day .
It was our pleasure to have Mr Law Leong Tim, Hong Kong Men Triathlon Elite Athlete, address the school on the importance of helping the lesser ones with what he witnessed at Rio Olympics in 2016. Mr Law inspired us with an anecdote of Alistair Brownlee, who refused to push his limits before the finishing line, for the sake of encouraging his brother, Johny. He has set an example of lending a hand to support one’s rivals, even in a world-class competition. Mr Law made a note that personal glories were trivial when compared to the needs of the frail.
But for the efforts of Ms Ellen Chan, Mr Joe Wong and Miss Hilary Chan, as well as that of Sports Society, student officials, teacher officials, IT technicians and the janitors, the annual athletics meet would not be such a smooth one. Credits should also go to the Student Council, uniform groups, first-aid students, discipline team, campus TV and school photographers for making the event a safe and orderly one.