It is now official, the management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has accepted and thus introduced two new sports-Tug of War and Pillow fight at the pre-tertiary education level (Basic – SHS/SHTS).
This was after the management of the Ghana Education Service received a letter from the Ghana Tug of War and Pillow Fight Federation requesting that the Tug of War and Pillow fight be accepted into the school’s sporting disciplines in early May 2023.
According to a letter issued by the management, the motive of introducing Tug of War and Pillow fight into Basic and Second Cycle institutions is to unearth nurture young talents.
Also, to encourage them to participate in our Districts and Schools without disrupting the teaching and learning periods.
Definition of Tug of War
Tug of war is a sport that pits two teams against each other in a test of strength: teams pull on opposite ends of a rope, with the goal being to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the opposing team’s pull-Wikipedia. Globally, Tug of War is marked on February 19th annually.
Definition of Pillow Fight
A pillow fight is a common game mostly played by young children in which they engage in mock physical conflict, using pillows as weapons. Pillow fights often occur during children’s sleepovers. Since pillows are usually soft, injuries rarely occur. Wikipedia.
Read the full letter below :
RE: INTRODUCTION OF TUG OF WAR AND PILLOW FIGHT IN BASIC AND SECOND CYCLE SCHOOLS
Reference is made to your letter dated 2nd May 2023 to the Director-General, Ghana
Education Service, requesting official permission to introduce the sports of Tug of War and Pillow Fight at the Pre-Tertiary Education level, I write to inform you that approval has been granted to your Federation in that direction.
We therefore entreat you to liaise with the PE & Sports Unit to enable you plan and
organize how to roll out programmes and activities for the introduction of the two
(2) sports to unearth, nurture young talents and encourage them to participate in our
Districts and Schools without disrupting the teaching and learning periods.
Accordingly, Management is by this letter requesting Regional Directors to officially
inform Metro, Municipal and District Directors and Heads of Second Cycle Institutions that approval has been granted for the introduction of Tug of War and Pillow Fight in our schools.
It is the expectation of Management that the Federation will strictly adhere to the directives to ensure smooth and continuous running of the sports in our schools.