We had around 20 different children participate in this years Sub-county sports competition. The day started out with the sun blazing down on us and thousands of kids cheering their school athletes on. Competitions included track races (long and short), relays, discus, shot put, and javelin. Around 1pm the rains came, forcing us all to seek cover wherever possible. Everyone from LCH Primary School made it into an open classroom where we waited out the rain for an hour. Needless to say, after the rain the fields were quite muddy. But despite slippery conditions, 2 of our students made it to the next round of competition- District. Tomorrow LCH is cheering for Ivan K (in P7, who made it to Nationals last year) and Abel (P3- who escorted Ivan to Gulu last year and must have been motivated to make it himself this year). We are very proud of all our participants and saw that their participation boosted the confidence of many of the students to know that they can compete in and OUT of the classroom.
THE TASTE OF VICTORY - Ivan just as he was crossing the finish line and winning that race.
Pray for Ivan and Abel. If they succeed in district levels they will participate in the National Competition, which will actually be held in Mbale this year!