The swimming Gala was held on 18th Sept. 2017. Overly enthusiastic participants, cheered on by their classmates, participated in the program. The multitude of events brought out the talent and hard work put in by the students who were awarded with medals at the end of the ceremony. The nail biting and close finishes also captivated the attention of the parents and students alike. Brother Miranda congratulated the swimmers who bagged the positions and praised the efforts of the coaches and teachers. The gala was a great success.
St.Columba's school held the annual Columban Open Quiz on 25th August and the 2nd of September. The much awaited event on the Delhi school circuit saw 200 teams from in and around Delhi participating with great gusto.
A grueling preliminary round was followed by the semifinals and culminated in the finals with 12 schools vying for the top honours.
The 12 teams that made to finals were.
5Sardar Patel Vidyalaya
10Mt. St. Mary's
11Amity International Saket
The nail-biting finish saw DPS Noida lift the prized trophy followed by Modern School , Barakhamba Road and the hosts at second and third place respectively.
The winning team won the coveted rolling trophy and cash prize of Rs.6000/-. the teams in 2nd and 3rd places won Rs. 4000/- and Rs. 3000/- respectively. All the other finalists won a cash prize of Rs. 1500/- each.
The quizmasters for the finals were Kunal Savarkar, Abhishek Kapoor and Rabin Jacob were ably supported by a very enthusiastic and able team of ex Columbans who conducted the prelimns and semifinals.
The sponsors for the event were the Oxford University Press