Sagradans from the elementary school experienced a different kind of intramurals as it featured traditional Filipino games and online games last February 6-8 in the MDSF campus.
Staging its return after the pandemic halted its implementation, the much-anticipated event introduced to students the classic ‘larong pinoy’ such as kadang-kadang, suot-lusot, and a relay version of the chinese garter game.
“After missing intramurals for years, we want students to release their stored energy and bring out their athletic potential. But this year, we did not only focus on sports tournaments but also prepared various physical activities for everyone to enjoy. The idea behind Larong Pinoy is to engage younger ages in physical activities now that their generation devotes their time to playing online games,” said Ms. Maria Jesusa Mangulabnan , Subject Area Supervisor in MAPEH and head organizer of the event.
Meanwhile, the home-based students from FLY and SAFE program got into the intramural spirit, too, as they also competed in browser-based, online versions of card games such as Uno, and board games like Four in a Row and Bingo.
The intramurals also featured the usual team games such as basketball (boys and girls division) and volleyball, and individual sports such as badminton and chess.
Class sections were divided into color families to compete for the overall championship, which raised the stakes of the games and imbibed more excitement.
Activity booths and student-made food booths were also put up in a fundraising campaign for children in orphanages in Bulacan.
“The rest of the 3-day intramurals were full of energy and enthusiasm. Each team put in their all to win, and the cheering from the crowd only added to the excitement. The atmosphere was full of the competitive spirit of the players and coaches. Overall, the intramurals were a great display of sportsmanship and camaraderie, showing that everyone was in it to win it, but also to have fun and enjoy themselves,” said Mangulabnan.