This morning the VIII A Students together with their class teacher, Miss Valerie Mascarenhas, had their Class Assembly and had as their theme: ‘Youth Sports’

The students brought to light some aspects of sports that help youngsters to grow well and wholesome. They said that sports trains one to have qualities such as Discipline, Team spirit & cooperation; helps one to learn crisis management and control one’s emotions and helps to learn how to strategize and plan.

They had a little skit that portrayed Shyam a youngster who was glued to the modern gadgets playing on his mobile game not interested in sports at all and soon found himself getting exhausted and tired as he did not have the stamina to either run or participate well.

With a little encouragement from his friend, Sam, he soon learns the discipline of exercising and playing as a team member and learns to control his temper too. His hard work and support from his friend helps his team to reach the finals and come out victorious.

The choral song left us with some food for thought:

If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t!
If you like to win, but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost;
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You’ve got to think high to rise,
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can even win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who THINKS HE CAN!

We congratulate Miss Valerie and the students of VIII A for their beautiful performance and the message they gave each one of us to take away from this morning’s assembly.

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