VVS POLO MATCH
As we all know, on Friday, the 15th of October, our school had organized a polo match at the Jaipur polo ground (which happens to be on racecourse road in Delhi despite what the name suggests). It was a great experience for all who attended.
The match was between Vasant Valley parents. Both teams were tough competition for each other, and the players made it evident that they were experienced and excellent at this sophisticated sport. Those that weren’t sport enthusiasts contentedly gazed at the grace ful and well-groomed horses. Before the actual match commenced, the spectators were entertained by a dog show. The dogs were extremely well-trained and, aside from being adorable, had helped rescue people from landslides, earthquakes, and had detected many bombs. The dogs obeyed every instruction given to them probably better than humans could have, and performed amazing feats such as walking on a 7 feet high rope bridge, and jumping through hoops set on fire. They were given a thunderous applause, and they left the field wagging their tails having won the hearts of all. The school band also provided entertainment “on the side” during the breaks, and performed some well loved rock numbers.
As for the match, it was a game to remember, as both teams were tied, and both teams gracefully accepted their position, and congratulated each other. For the students, it was a memorable experience, and one that nobody is likely to forget very soon!
Faster.. Higher.. Stronger…..
I am a famous athlete man,
I’m even a world wide fan.
I’m a hero, I’m a star,
Because I have a lot of will power.
Pranav Khanna 3-B
Your heart should fill up with determination,
Then you will the head of your nation,
This will never be a superstition,
As you will reach higher,
Hey kids of the world,
Listen to what I say,
You should go on my way,
If you need a healthy body,
Go to the Olympics now,
Ask me how.
Dolly Vohra 3-B
The newsletter HQ investigative journalists snuck up on an exhilarated Mr. Ledlie, who I am sure needs no introduction and our newly crowned athlete of the year Saumya Dasgupta. Here is what our Tour De France hopeful and our Lean Mean Green Medal Winning Machine had to say.
(As told to Varini Sharma And Svati Goel)
Interview with Mr. Ledlie:
NL: How does it feel to win the bicycle race for the parents?
Mr. L: It feels great, but my bum hurts.
NL: How important are sporting events like these according to you?
Mr. L: I think that these events are extremely important. I just love to see so much enthusiasm and sportsmanship in these kids.
NL: Is this more of a personal victory, for your son or his house?
Mr. L: I think victory is for victory’s sake. That is what I like about Vasant Valley, it has two ‘V’s for victory.
Interview with Soumya Dasgupta:
NL: What were your first thoughts when you were awarded the Athlete of the year?
SD: I was overwhelmed, and am very very happy. I have wanted and dreamt about this title since I was in fourth grade.
NL: When did you first realize that your dream could be made into reality?
SD: I think when I won the 100 m dash in sixth grade; I started thinking that I could actually do this.
The Atheletes of the Year - Soumya & Navya
Cross- Country Race
The Inter-House Cross Country race took place on October 14th. Children of classes 4-12 took part in the race with full vigor and the race was watched keenly by the remaining students and teachers.
The race, run around Sector-C, is flagged off at 8.30 a.m. at the school gate and completed with a round of the 200 meter track on the field. . There is unlimited participation from all the houses and this event always gets an enthusiastic response.
This year we were fortunate enough to be spectator to a number of nail biting finishes, such as the clash between Nisheeta Labroo and Shagun Bhadwar.
The results this year were almost a precursor to the Athletic meet results with Gobind Singh Tandon of Blue House winning Gold in the Senior boys category followed by Rinku Tanwar and Daksh Verma. In the Girl’s category, Meghna Mehta won the Gold followed by Nisheeta Labroo and Shagun Badhwar in the Senior Girls.
The cross country race is a grueling test of energy and endurance. It has drawn spectators in large numbers over the past and will surely continue to do so down the line- unarguably, one of the most popular events featured in the Track & Field Meet.
Yaman Verma, Rhea Maini