The school’s head, Deogras Maguluko, issued the call in Morogoro recently following better performance by his school’s teams in soccer, netball competitions and debate that brought together open schools from Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and hosts Morogoro.
"Our school excelled in the events because we see to it students make full use of skills they learn in classrooms,” Maguluko disclosed.
“In physical education, for example, students learn how to interpret 17 laws of soccer. The students are then required to apply the skills on the pitch.”
In the soccer competition, Maguluko said, Morogoro Open School’s team registered resounding wins over Fahari Open School and Amazon Open School teams.
Morogoro Open School team cruised to a 6-1 win over Fahari Open School team and thereafter thrashed Amazon Open School team 4-2, with both matches taking place at the Jamhuri Stadium.
In the netball competition, Morogoro Open School team recorded a 6-3 win over Amazon open School team and then posted a 4-2 win over Mteule Open School team.
Morogoro Open School’s soccer team skipper Salum Salim, disclosed he has gain tremendously from the physical education he gets at the school.
"We managed to defeat our counterparts because we adhered to football laws. Our opponents opted for unfair tactics because of ignorance of the laws,” he said.
He said apart from training soccer techniques and tactics, the school’s physical education teachers are tirelessly teaching communication skills, particularly listening and writing with a view to tackling challenges facing domestic players when it comes to signing contracts with clubs.