Like locusts on a green maize field, Blantyre Baptist Christian Primary School pupils and teachers filled the College of Medicine Sports Complex ground with hilarious celebrations on Tuesday after winning a four-school Blantyre Baptist Sports Extravaganza.
It was their first time in three years to become overall champions of the annual competition that involves Blantyre Baptist Christian, Blantyre Baptist Academy, Rose Garden and Maranatha primary schools.
“We are very happy to win this title which had been elusive in the recent previous events. We are now enjoying this great feeling which has come through hardwork,” said Blantyre Baptist Christian School head teacher, Henry Ndhlovu.
The Christian school put a firm stamp on athletics as they won the senior 400 metres, junior 200 metres, infant 50 metres and 400 metres sack race to accumulate and effectively prevent Rose Garden Primary School from retaining the title.
Rose Garden took the second slot with wins in football and netball while Blantyre Baptist Academy emerged third after winning the 400 metres relay race.
Parents and teachers of pupils of the participating schools also outdid each other in 400-metre sprints, football and netball.
According to one of the organisers of the event, McNovance Potani, they have been conducting the event since 2003 to promote physical exercises and interaction among schools, pupils, teachers and parents.