Members of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Education Authority yesterday celebrated the world teachers day through sporting competitions.
Most of the teachers were unable to join the main celebration in Honiara last Friday.
Yesterday’s event saw teaching and auxiliary staff from Betikama, Burns Creek, Palm Drive International school, Naha SDA, Kukum Adventist school coming together at Betikama Adventist College sports ground to mark the day and compete.
The day’s activities kicked off with a parade by all their teachers in their team colours led by education director Joseph Pita and Betikama principal Francis Leovania.
The march parade kicked off at the Betikama campus gate to the basketball court where a brief opening ceremony was staged.
A rep from the Solomon Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) was also present at the occasion to address the teachers.
During the opening ceremony, the teachers were acknowledged of their roles and duties in educating the nation. They also challenged to be faithful in their duties and be a role model to their students, communities and the nation.
After the opening prayer the teams in their team colours – blue, green, red and yellow then proceed to compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer.
Reports reaching the paper yesterday revealed the most of the teachers were able to display some of their hidden playing skills.
Despite the slight showers that fell down yesterday it did not dampen the spirits of the teachers who came out to play. It was fun to see some of the teachers coming out to play and enjoy the day, the report added.
Competition was tough between the four teams but at the end of the day, the red team was crowned the overall 2014 champion much to the excitement of team leader Mr Leovania.
Its the first time for such an event to be organised for the SDA teachers and most of them have expressed satisfaction in engaging in such sporting activities.
One of the teachers said, the day was able to bring all the teachers and their families together to enjoy the day through sports , relax from their daily workload and have fun.
The day’s event was concluded with a combine heavy lunch.
Next year a similar event will be staged but in a much bigger scale because more schools under the SDA education authority will be invited.