AN INTER HOUSE TOURNAMENT OF THE SCHOOL
Points: Introduction – Different Houses – A whole day programme – The final matches – Prize given to the winners.
The school inter-house tournament is a very happy event. Students wait eagerly for the day. In my school the inter-house tournament takes place in the month of December. This year our school inter-house tournament was held on 20th of December after the half yearly examination. We were then free from the anxiety of the examinations.
The whole school was divided, into four houses namely Red House, Blue House, Yellow House and Green House. All the houses had equal number of boys. There were inter-house matches in Hockey, foot-ball, Volley-Ball and Basketball. On the 20th December, match as were arranged as Red House vs Yellow House and Blue-House vs Green-House. We had holidays on both the days.
The tournaments started at 10 am on the school grounds. Our P.T.I. was referee of different matches. The players played at their best. The students of all the houses cheered their players loudly when their house scored a point. The referee's whistle ruled the field. There was a perfect silence whenever his whistle sounded.
During the intervals, we mixed freely with our teams. The players had light refreshment. The spectators gave the players many hints. After the interval the play was resumed. The players played with greater zeal than before. The cheers of the students were loud. They went mad with joy as they watched a good point in the play. Sometimes the joyful shouts of one party were drowned in the still louder shouts of the other party. There was a noise on all sides. At last Yellow House and Green House won the matches.
On the 21st December the winners of both the teams met. It was the final match. Both the teams were strong. In Hockey and Volley-ball Yellow-House won more points and in athletic feats Green-House secured the highest points. A fat boy took part in the ten meters race. He provided a lot of fun. He panted for breath, as he raced along. At last he fell down.
In the evening a prize distribution function was arranged. The Director of the Schools gave away the prizes to the lucky winners. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.