By Ononye VC
The manager in charge of Trinity Group of Schools, Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Rev. Fr John Ezeanowai, has said that the greatest legacy parents should bequeath to their children is sound education.
Education, he pointed out, forms the bedrock of a good life, knowledge and wisdom, which will help the child to explore, make achievements and live a better life.
Ezeanowai was speaking at the 8th biennial inter-house sports competition organised by the school authorities and held at the square of the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha.
He urged parents to strive to lay a good foundation for their children in nursery and primary schools, especially in schools where teachers and handlers imbibe the culture of love of education in the children.
Ezeanowai described Trinity Group of Schools as one of the mission schools where the archbishop of Onitsha, the Most Rev. Valerian Okeke, has taken a personal interest in and supports always. He expressed gratitude to the archbishop and to the rector of the basilica, Monsignor Nwokedi Ezumezu, for all their encouragement to the school.
In his contribution, the chairman of the occasion, Mohammed Gimba, thanked the school authorities, especially the archbishop, for his great interest in the school. He expressed delight that the school is growing in leaps and bounds and that the children are all doing well in learning and character.
According to Gimba, sporting events are very important for the physical and academic development of children since it is said that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.
In a brief remark, the head teacher of the school, Rev. Sr Theresa Ilechukwu, expressed gratitude to parents, teachers and friends of the school for their support and insistence to stage the inter-house sports contest in spite of the serious economic situation in the country.
Ilechukwu thanked the archbishop, the rector and the manager of the school for their assistance in ensuring that the school is making great progress.
Some of the special guests include Afam Emejulu, who was the special guest of honour, and Arinze Isiugo, among many others.
The colourful event attracted parents and teachers from other schools.
Many sports and events were featured, including racing, beauty contests, and fashion and dressing, among many others. The overall winner was the yellow house.