By Olanrewaju Akojede
More than 120 students have reported in Badagry for the Phase One, Season Two of the Lagos Sports Summer Camp.
Oluwatoyin Gafar, Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that activities at the camp included 60 per cent sports and 40 per cent life skills.
“The camp opened on Sunday Aug. 15 and will end on Saturday Aug. 21.
“There are about 120 participating students ranging from ages 9 to 14, from both public and private schools in Lagos State.
“Participants at the camp are being exposed to Athletics (Track and Field), Basketball, Chess, Darts, Judo, Karate, Scrabble, Table Tennis and Volleyball,” he said.
Gafar added that for the Life Skills activities at the camp, all participants were divided according to their areas of interest.
“We have activities such as Artwork, Art and Craft, Tie and Dye, Makeup, Hairdressing, Hat Making as well as how to make a Power Bank and Power Bank Battery,” he said.
Some of the participants, who spoke with NAN about their second day experience at the camp, said that they were excited to be at the Lagos Sports Summer Camp.
The participants commended the organisers and also thanked Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the initiative.
An ecstatic female participant, Ayomide Akin- Idowu, 14-year-old student of Badagry Senior Grammar School camp, told NAN that she was happy with the line of events at the camp.
“I am happy to be here and my area of interest is to learn the game of Scrabble and as well as to learn make-up.
“My first two days here now, because we came here on Sunday 15th August and today, it has been a lot of activities and I am very happy to be part of this experience.
“I want to thank the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for making this happen,” she said.
Fawole Adegoke, 12-year-old student of Grimos International College, Alagbado, also said that the camp activities had been fun, educating and impacting.
“My two days here so far have been a lot of fun, music, good food and conducive environment.
“So far, I am enjoying myself and hoping to go back home by learning new things that can be a life changer to me.
“I am eagerly waiting to learn how to make Power Bank and Power Bank Battery at the end of this Lagos Sports Summer Camp.
“Thanks to Lagos State Government for organising this at no cost,” he said.
Also, Omoregie Mobolaji, 14, from Holyway Schools, Meiran, Lagos, said he was interested in Fives Sports and also wanted to learn the vocation of how to make Power Bank.
“I just want to say that I am very excited and happy to be here and I am going to make use of all the opportunities that will come my way at this camp.
“In just two days that I am here from yesterday which is Sunday and today, I can say that I am beginning to learn new things,” he said.
Fatile Olubunmi, Female, 12, of Badagry Junior Grammar School, said that the Lagos Sports Summer Camp was a place to be.
“My coming here is per chance, my friend told me that there is going to be a Sports Summer Camp here in Badagry and asked me to be part of it.
“Here I am today participating and I am happy that I am part of this very educative and informative camping.
“At this Lagos Sports Summer Camp, I am participating in board game.
“Thanks to Lagos State Governor for organising this,” he added.
NAN reports that the Second and Third Phases of the Lagos Sports Summer Camp will come up from Aug. 22 to Aug. 28 in Ikorodu, and from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4 at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. (NAN)