HANA MIXED High School emerged overall winners in the Victoria University Inter-High School Sports Championships that took place over the weekend.
The games organized by Victoria University faculty of health sciences took place at Kampala Parents School with games played including football, basketball and swimming.
Hana Mixed were the dominant force winning both in the swimming and basketball fronts while Turkish Light Academy Lweza emerged the soccer winners.
Other schools included Taibah High School, Kabojja International Schools, Rainbow International School, Word of Life International, British International School, Diplomatic School of Uganda & Kampala International School.
Over 550 students were actively involved in the games, a High School run activity surrounding the 5 dimensions of health (social, physical, intellectual, environmental and emotional well-being). Through Student/Child Centered games (physical, cognitive and emotional domains), students enhanced their understanding of how to live a healthy life. The University Inter-High School Championships are attended by Principals, Career Teachers, Parents and Members of the community.
Victoria University Inter-High School Championships is a social and sporting legacy initiative from Victoria University’s High-Tech Faculty of Health Scienceswhich uses the power of sport to enrich the lives of Ugandan High school students and young people of all abilities in the country.
One of the objectives of this Victoria University Inter-High school Championships was to introduce students to a variety of games and sports while reinforcing the core elements of fitness that lead to a long, healthy, active life.
Dr. Patience Muwanguzi PhD, the Dean Faculty of Health Sciences said “through our Faculty of Health Sciences approach and initiatives, we teach Ugandan students to practice teamwork, to pursue academic success, to be a good sport, to value individual and team progress and to develop good personal health habits.
The Faculty of Health Sciences premier Health academic Programs are: Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (BHND), Bachelor of Nursing Sciences, Bachelor of Midwifery Science and Bachelor of Environments Health Sciences.
Oscar Kamukama, the Marketing & Recruitment Specialist said: “This is VU Sports Season 1. There is Season 2 and Victoria University seeks to create, promote and foster cooperation among High Schools & College’s by providing a forum for communication and discussion, by promoting activities and by seeking to serve as an extension of each member school’s programs to enhance the development of the students, the schools and the organization through academic and intellectual pursuits, sports competitions, fine and performing arts activities and cultural and intercultural opportunities.”
Kamukama added that promoting lifelong healthy habits and physical well-being among Uganda’s High school students are one of the top priorities at Victoria University.