It was fun and ecstasy yesterday as Nobel House College, Abeokuta organized a family fun party for both students, parents and teachers of the school.
The party tagged, “Family Fun Day” was designed as avenue for both parents and teachers to exchange ideas and networking for harmonious relationship.
The event features fun games like novelty football match between the students and the parents, sack race, egg race, dancing competition, and food competition.
According to the Principal, Nobel House College, Mrs. Gloria Ken-Okoroafor said the significance of the fun day is to improve the cognitive development of the students.
Mrs. Ken-Okoroafor explained that, the idea behind the day was to further maintain the symbiotic relationship among parents and the teachers and to also expose the students to social life beyond the classroom learning.
The Principal said, “Family fun day significance to the academic learning of the students is that, it has to do with the cognition of the students, also to socialize and exhibit the social skills of the students.
“It makes the working together easier and letting the students have another experience or relationship with their teachers beyond the classroom learning.”
In his own submission, the Chairman, Parents Teachers Association (PTA), Mr. Tunde Alabi said, the family fun day is traditionally designed for every October 1 to solidify the existing relationship among the students, parents and teachers.
The PTA Chairman explained that, the occasion which started three years ago, had broken the communication barrier between parents and the teachers.
“Today, we are having fun. Family Fun Day is the tradition of Nobel House College whereby every October 1st, the parents, teachers and their friends come around here to have fun, so as to bring out the togetherness among the students.
“In the past there used to be breakdown of communication between the parents and management, so we organize this event to bridge that gap and exchange contact. We use it to showcase the school to external community, because we invited other people from outside the school to celebrate with us”.
In the football match, the Students FC played a 2-2 draw with the parent’s team, named Old Soldiers FC at the playing ground of the school.