by Elizabeth Wanjikuu – class 6
It was a chilly morning when I woke up and ran to change to my game clothes. When the bell rang for us to go to breakfast, I was so excited that I almost didn’t finish my food. This was the day of our SPORTS COMPETITION.
We started the journey to the Kunene Primary School where the competition was held. Since we were the first ones to arrive, we waited for the other teams as we practiced. Once the first teams arrived, we learned that the starting game would be volleyball. Our volleyball team was playing strong at first, but when Kunene Primary had twenty-three points and St. Clare twenty-two, we began to lose heart. The rest of us encouraged our team to take heart and they won the game to give us the lead.
Then, it was time for the football team to be on the field. (In Kenya, football is what people call soccer.) The St. Clare players worked hard so that they could win, but the girls on the other team were too tough and strong. Our team became discouraged and thought winning was not going to be possible. But our coach encouraged our girls. He told them that they should not fear those other girls and that they could win. So when St. Clare went back out onto the field the girls did not fear the other team, and ended up winning the game. We were all so happy.
During our lunch break, Mr. David encouraged us to continue to work hard and put effort into the remaining games. He told us that we were going to play the final games. We won again and were so excited. Our coach was happy and proud of us.
As we headed back to school, we were singing and dancing in the matatu (van), which really did not have enough space for singing and dancing.