Ever since Arise School first opened, the children have loved the regular opportunities they have had to participate in sport. Much of this has been made possible by local schools here in the UK, in particular, Cronton C of E Primary School, who have donated sports kits and equipment enabling all of the pupils to take part.
This year, the Tanzanian government reintroduced Umitashunta. These are games and sports organised by the government for Primary Schools across the country. Some of the Arise students had the opportunity to take part in these activities for the first time.
All of the schools in Siha District where Arise is located, both private and government schools, came together to showcase their skills. The games included running, jumping football, netball, dancing and singing. Our Arise students took part in singing, running and football.
Although they were not successful in going through to the next round, the students gave it their all and enjoyed the experience. We are sure that next time the Arise students will build on this experience and improve their performance.
Who knows, perhaps with hard work and dedication, next time they will get to national level and become champions. Whichever way, we are proud of their efforts and hope they are, too. Well done, Arise!