Sports Day 2019

 The weather was perfect for racing, which made all the difference! The sessions started with the sports captains reading their own poems based on sportsmanship. In that vein, all of the children entered into the spirit of being true sportsmen and women, racing to the best of their abilities. They children were a credit to themselves and our school. We are very proud of our children’s attitude towards each other and the whole experience of sports day.

There was much cheering and applauding parents as the children ran down the track and around the field. Everyone tried their best to put the bean bags in the hoops, jump in the sack race, stay steady with their balls and spoons and then run as fast as they could in the sprint. It was so good to see their enthusiasm, determination and for some the perseverance of completing the race. It was also lovely to see the other children encouraging and cheering their classmates and friends on to do well, or saying well done and helping each other.

  In the Key Stage 1 event the winners were Sun (144 points) followed by Earth (118 points), Water (105 points) and Air (100 points). The Key Stage 2 event was a very close events which was eventually won by Water (173 points), Sun (170 points) then closely followed by Air (150 points) and Earth (146 points). 

 

 At the end of the key stage 2 events we presented the Shonagh Withey Trophy to the inaugural recipient Finlay Cousins-Whyte. As you know from last week’s newsletter the trophy is being presented in the honour of one of our former parents who initiated the annual Fun Run and has now sadly passed away.  Well done to Finlay on being awarded the trophy for his determination and perseverance in athletics.

 

Well done to everyone for taking part so well, to Mr Evens for organising the events and the rest to the staff for their support. I am pleased that so many parents were also able to come along and support the children. I thoroughly enjoyed the toddler races as well as the parent’s egg and spoon races, as well as the teacher’s races, all of which were so fiercely contested!