For the first time in history, the Junior School Sports Day and Mini Olympics were overshadowed by clouds, with some light rain falling.
However, little could dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of the many pupils, staff and parents who attended. A multitude of events were available for pupils from Reception Class to Year 2 pupils, starting with the 100m sprint on the main track. The children then had the opportunity to score a goal, shoot a hoop, bounce along on a space hopper and overcome an obstacle course. Everyone won stickers for taking part in every event. Thanks go to all the Senior School pupils who helped make the Mini Olympics such a fun-filled afternoon for Pre-Prep!
Boys and girls in Year 3 to Year 6 represented their House in a variety of activities inspired by the upcoming Olympics in Rio. The events included javelin throw, standing jump, high jump, cricket ball throw and rounders ball throw, with all the running events taking place on the track. All pupils performed well, however there were two records broken on the afternoon. The girls’ 100m record was smashed by Emily Martland (Fifth Form, Baker), while the 400m boys’ record was achieved by Ben Orton (Year 6, Lockwood). All pupils should be extremely pleased with their individual performances; the House results were as follows:
Gwyn - 233 points
Lockwood - 231 points
Symonds - 204 points
Baker - 196 points
There were some outstanding individual performances, however the Burfitt Award for the best performance was won by Ben Orton for his impressive performances throughout the afternoon, including his record in the 400m.