February 2022

A much loved PE Teacher and Athletics Coach who tragically passed away in a car accident at the age of 31 will be commemorated with an award named in his honour at this year’s World School Games. Julius Oniosun, a valued member of the PE department at Lagos Preparatory & Secondary School, was an ever present at the World School Games; his warm smile and gentle nature brought calm and peace despite the cauldron of emotion that went on around him, and he was loved and respected by students, parents, and colleagues alike. Pictured above is Julius with his Lagos Preparatory School squad at the inaugural World School Games in 2018. Inspired by Julius' leadership the school have been an ever present at #WSGDubai, improving on every occasion. WSG director Andrew Cook said: "We were desperately sorry to hear that Julius was involved in an accident in December 2020, and it is

The World School Games is set to make a roaring comeback, with over 900 student athletes laying it all on the line in March as they bid to be crowned World Champions, making it the largest ever edition of The World School Games. After a two-year hiatus, the 2022 edition is set to showcase a number of new features, with a brand new age division, a change of venue, and new disciplines in both athletics and swimming. Event Director Andrew Cook explains more about the new features. New Age Division “The Coaches have been asking us for years to introduce the Under-15 division! Many of these kids will have their sights set on athletic scholarships or careers in sport, so the opportunity to compete on the international stage is priceless for them; we can’t wait to see them perform.” “The additional age-group means we’ll have more teams and athletes on site than ever before, which