Caption: The adrenaline was high yesterday (24 March 2015) at Vygieskraal Stadium in Athlone, when over 300 children from Mustadafin Foundation’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in the Cape Flats area as well as external ECD centres battled it out at Mustadafin Foundation’s ECD Sports Day.

Laughter, fun and shouts of joy filled the Vygieskraal Stadium as young ones aged between two and six years old took part in exhilarating sporting activities hosted by Mustadafin Foundation. A number of ECD centres in the Cape Flats area joined in on the festivities, where Mustadafin Foundation treated the children to a day filled with song, dance and healthy competition.

The wonderful summer weather in Cape Town delivered a fun-filled day for the children where they competed in a 30m run, water bucket race, spoon and egg race, scooter race, sack race, three-legged race, bean bag race, 50m run and to top it all off, a 50m four-member relay. The teachers and parents even surprised the young ones when they also competed against each other! Mustadafin Foundation kept the promising athletes’ bellies full with healthy snacks, a delicious meal and refreshments.

“It is wonderful to see the children so excited about being active,” said Ghairunisa Johnstone, Director at Mustadafin Foundation. “Through this ECD Sports Day, we want to promote healthy living and also that children should be active from an early age. Most of the children here today are from disadvantaged communities, and this outing gives them a chance to just be a child and to have fun!”

The overall winners of the day were Mustadafin Foundation ECD 2 and 4, with Mustadafin Foundation ECD 1 and 3 hot on their heels.

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