Preschoolers competed in various challenges in the Multi-purpose Sports Complex during the Early Childhood Education Week Preschool Games. (Photo: ZARRIN TASNIM AHMED)

The Multi-purpose Sports Complex was buzzing with children during the Early Childhood Education Week Preschool Games, where preschoolers from across the territory participated in races and other competitions.

For the kids, it was all fun and games. Some ran past hurdles instead of jumping over them; others were unsure of what they had to do anyway.

Overall, most students seemed excited just to be around their classmates in a fun-filled environment.

Though Enid Scatliffe Pre-primary School was closed for mid-term break, and the games that previously were scheduled to be on the school grounds got rained out, the event was moved inside to the complex.

Schools like First Impressions and Pelican Gate fielded teams that competed in numerous races. During some of the competitions, the children had to pick up a series of balls and drop them into a bucket, then bring the whole bucket to their parents, who awaited them at the finish line.

Other races were relays, where students tagged their teammates as they ran across the children had to pick up a series of balls and drop them into a bucket, then bring the whole bucket to their parents, who awaited them at the finish line.

Other races were relays, where students tagged their teammates as they ran across the gym.

Parents sat on bleachers cheering for their children during the three-hour event.

The Preschool Games was a part of Early Childhood Education Week 2019, sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

The theme for this year was “Discipline: A Pathway to Anywhere.”

The week kicked off with a service in Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church on May 19, and continued with open houses at early education centres on May 24, parent conferences on May 25 and last Thursday, and a workshop for practitioners on May 26.


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