The Labone Old Students Association (LOSA) on Saturday, November 18, 2023 embarked on the 2023 edition of its mammoth annual health walk.
The health walk was organised prior to the school’s 52nd Speech and Prize Giving day and 74th Anniversary celebrations which will be held on Saturday, November 25,2023.
The primary objective of the health walk, dubbed, “Together, let’s walk towards a healthier future!”, was to encourage a healthy lifestyle among the alumni, emphasizing the importance of regular physical activities.
Aside from promoting healthy lifestyle among the people, the event also provided an excellent platform for alumni to reconnect, reunite, network, and strengthen already existing relationships with fellow LOSA members.
The walk covered an approximate distance of 8.7 kilometers, beginning from the Labone Senior High School campus through the Cells Bridge Road to the La Community Bank, then to the Osu Castle Traffic Light to Danquah Circle, through Morning Star, Labone SDA School, and finally back to the Labone SHS Campus.
During the walk, the school bus accompanied participants, offering water and aid to those experienced fatigue.
Additionally, standby ambulance services was also made available to provide healthcare throughout the event.
A brass band ensemble was present to add a touch of enjoyment and entertainment to the event.
After the walk, there was an inter-year group fitness challenges/competitions including armrest, musical chairs, skipping rope, football totals, Fortuner penalties, etc.
The National President of LOSA, Mr Listowel Agbeli speaking with the media noted that the Healthwalk encouraged old students to come together to the school to identify challenges or the things the school lacks so that the various year groups can decide on which ones they can help address and plan towards it.
“When you look around, the polytanks and most of the renovations at the lab and other places were done by the Old Students so when we come for something like this, they see it and do something about it. If we all come together, we can do it better,” he said.
Mr Listowel Agbeli continued,”I will plead with those who do not associate themselves with us to come join us so that we can build the school together. I thank all Old Students of Labone. We are going to celebrate our 75th Anniversary next year and we will call on them.”
The Headmistress of Labone Senior High School, Mrs. Rejoice Akua Acorlor said it was refreshing to be part of the health walk, noting that it was for a good course.
For the challenges faced by the school, she acknowledged that the Government has already done well with the Free Senior High School initiative and therefore she will not hold the government to address all challenges.
She noted that already, the school was addressing its challenges with the help of LOSA, parents and the government as well.
However, Mrs. Rejoice Akua Acorlor was of the belief that stakeholders, individuals could also support the school to address its challenges.
She thanked LOSA for not neglecting the school even after leaving the school for years, saying that if all old students of the various schools come together to help, it will help develop the schools.
For his part, the LOSA National Organiser, Mr Stephen Nii Amon Kotey encouraged all year groups of the Association to do a field trip to the school so that they can identify issues and help address them.
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