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VI Sports 4 Life Games makes successful introduction

- organisers plan to make it an annual event
Some of the events also caused great confusion, with the children trying them for the first time and demonstrations by the many volunteers from Elmore Stoutt High School, doing little to aid comprehension! Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Events such as Zig Zag through the Cones, Roll Up the Mat, Sack Races, Lime on Bottle, Under the Hurdle, Bucket Sorter and straight sprints, punctuated the day’s excitement, with many of the races creating exciting competition. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Events such as Zig Zag through the Cones, Roll Up the Mat, Sack Races, Lime on Bottle, Under the Hurdle, Bucket Sorter and straight sprints, punctuated the day’s excitement, with many of the races creating exciting competition. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Even though at times it appeared complete chaos on the track with children running and jumping in all directions, it was a great success and every youngster went home with a huge smile and sense of achievement. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Even though at times it appeared complete chaos on the track with children running and jumping in all directions, it was a great success and every youngster went home with a huge smile and sense of achievement. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Events such as Zig Zag through the Cones, Roll Up the Mat, Sack Races, Lime on Bottle, Under the Hurdle, Bucket Sorter and straight sprints, punctuated the day’s excitement, with many of the races creating exciting competition.Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Events such as Zig Zag through the Cones, Roll Up the Mat, Sack Races, Lime on Bottle, Under the Hurdle, Bucket Sorter and straight sprints, punctuated the day’s excitement, with many of the races creating exciting competition.Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The VI Sports 4 Life Organisation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture, pulled off a highly successful inaugural Pre-Kindergarten Games on Friday May 15, 2015 at the A.O. Shirley Grounds.

Whilst the event was all about participation for the children, challenging themselves, discovering new things and generally having a fun time, there was also a serious aim and ambition for Karl 'Dub' Scatliffe, of VI Sports 4 Life.

“This Games is basically a fun games, which teaches balance, memory and motor skills. That is what I wanted to see, but as you know whenever kids get together there is always an element of competition. It was fun, but there is a lot of development still to be done at this age group.”

Events such as Zig Zag through the Cones, Roll Up the Mat, Sack Races, Lime on Bottle, Under the Hurdle, Bucket Sorter and straight sprints, punctuated the day’s excitement, with many of the races creating exciting competition.

Some of the events also caused great confusion, with the children trying them for the first time and demonstrations by the many volunteers from Elmore Stoutt High School, doing little to aid comprehension!

However, even though at times it appeared complete chaos on the track with children running and jumping in all directions, it was a great success and every youngster went home with a huge smile and sense of achievement.

“What I’m thinking of doing next, based on what I’ve seen today, I want to  go to the pre-schools and implement ways of including more physical activity into the curricula,” noted Scatliffe. “All kids need outdoor time and although I know space is sometimes limited, if we can make the outdoor time more interesting and challenging then we will be able to identify future athletes earlier.”

The VI Sports 4 Life Kindergarten Games included children from Bethany Baptist Preschool, D and D Preschool, Wendell Potter Learning Centre, Mactavious Tiny Tots, Vision Child Development Centre, New Life Learning Centre, Kids Connection, First Impressions, Wiliows, JVD Garden Bay, Alphabet Academy, Paradise Preschool, Little Litehouse and Wonder Years Preschool.

According to Scatliffe, it will be an annual event.

5 Responses to “VI Sports 4 Life Games makes successful introduction”

  • .......... (17/05/2015, 10:38) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good sport...everyone deserves a chance
  • Jill (17/05/2015, 18:55) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was a wonderful event for preschoolers and I was happy to see so many pre-schools take part. The kids had a wonderful and like how it was organized. Great job Karl Scatliffe.
  • parent (18/05/2015, 00:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was very successful for a first time event. I had fun watching and I'm very sure the kids had fun. Congrats Mr Scatliffe for a job well done!
  • pat (18/05/2015, 00:06) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Another vip idea
  • Can't be missed! (19/05/2015, 10:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The AkuaRoots 24 hr Family Care was also a part of the games and paid their way over to Tortola. Always quick to leave out Virgin Gorda! I know the children did a great job as well and they did have fun. Looking forward to next year!


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