Co-curricular activities make school life enjoyable. Like the saying goes, all work without play makes John a dull boy. How would we know that our students are talented if we only judged them against academics! An opportunity is therefor given for the to participate in various activities outside class. They are each encouraged to belong to at least one club or society.
Parents too are encouraged to support their children and encourage their talent. Many times there is a temptation to think that these activities are a waste of time but some people have made it in life through talent. Mengo shines brighter because of her prowess in the debate world. Our own Drileba Tonny is a national star in Basket ball!
It is important to note that more universities are requesting evidence of co-curricular involvement along with academic transcripts to satisfy the admissions criteria of these institutions.
Houses and Activities
There are six houses which were named after persons who have contributed to Mengo Senior School.
All Students upon admission are placed in a house where they participate in the co-curricular activities. Among the co-curricular activities the school has; Sports, Music, Dance and Drama, Debate, Horticulture, Patriotism activities, Wild life and Writing.
Music Dance and Drama competitions are held according to houses on an annual basis. A theme is given against which all Houses compete. Items for competition are:
- Set piece
- Solo (Traditional/western)
- Traditional folk songs
- Traditional folk dances
- Track songs
In Sports, the school offers a number of sports activities for the learners to take part in. The available games are:
Sports Day is the most spectacular of all the house activities. Each house is vying for the coveted TROPHY and BULL. All first, second and third place winners receive medals, while the rest of the participants receive certificates. On this day, students are allowed to wear their house tops, with the school’s logo, sneakers and socks. Teachers, selected students usually assist the Sports Department on Sports Day.
Eliminations for 100m, 200m, and 400m events and finals for long jump, high jump, Shot Putt, Discus and 1500m are held two to three (2-3) days before Sports Day.
Sports Day commences with Dress Parade. The Judges usually consists of persons from outside the school community. After the Dress Parade, the students line up behind the Cheerleaders in the order that the houses were positioned in the last Sports Day. The results for each event are announced over the Public Address System.
The school encourages Field Trips in several areas. Every effort is made to provide the safest conditions as relates to transportation and the other aspects of these visits. All activities and events away from the school campus require the approval of the parent/guardian of students. A letter communicating the details of such trips to the
Parent/Guardian is normally sent home with the student. Accompanying each letter is the Consent Form, which must be signed by parent or guardian and returned to the Form Teacher or the Office before the student participates in the event.
Most of the trips are one-day events while some can be in the range of three to five days, especially to students taking Geography. There are also trips to other countries like Germany, U.S.A, Kenya, to mention but a few.