**Sports Report**

The following report by Mr Magabaza, the school head coach on behalf of sports organizer.

As Pakati Secondary School we have had a successful athletics season thus far and we look forward to continuing doing well.We held our athletics zonal competitions on 8 February 2019 at Mabika Secondary School. We did quite well as we finished second out of four schools. We won 19 gold medals, 12 silver medals and 6 bronze medals. We had had 20 athletes who managed to get into the zonal team to compete at the Murewa district athletics competitions. One of our athletes, Mavis Kanguni, did amazingly well winning 8 gold medals.On 15 February 2019, the Murewa district athletics competitions were held at St Pauls Musami High School. Two of our school’s athletes won medals for our zone which finished third out of seven schools. Mavis did exceptionally well winning 4 gold medals.She won the medals in the 400m, 400m hurdles, 100m hurdles and high jump.Another athlete Rueben won a gold medal in the 100m hurdles race for the under 16 boys age group. Mavis competed in the under 20 girls age group. Another athlete , Oripha was selected to be part of the under 20 girls 4x100m relay team. These athletes will be part of the district team which will compete at the provincial athletics competitions to be held at Peterhouse College from 5 to 8 March 2019. We believe our athletes will do us proud again at the competitions.

Author:

My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and spent the last 13 years as a Civil Servant in Bradford. I married a Zimbabwean woman & we have 2 sons.

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