Junior Boys Sports Day 2017
On Friday 30 June Junior Boys gathered in preparation for their races at Sports Day. With the weather staying dry and lots of parents gathered, it was a fantastic day for all. Mr Nick Butterfield, Head of Sport commented in his report (below), how delighted he was with the boys performance and the fantastic spirit of the day:
“In the two week build up to this year’s Sports Day the weather forecast seemed to change every hour, with it nearly always predicting rain! Therefore I was certainly relieved to wake up to find we had been gifted a dry and warm day.
The day started with the Reception and Year 1 Sports Day, and the boys took part in a multitude of races – from the traditional egg and spoon, through to the dressing up race, to the 50 metre shuttle relay races. The enjoyment could be seen on the boys’ faces. This coupled with the joy of receiving medals from the lovely Mrs Sidders, and the excitement of the events, made the morning a very special one. The standard of the competition was fantastic and Mr Grose had certainly done an excellent job in Reception and Year 1 PE lessons in helping the pupils prepare for this day. Special mention of the CCJB PTA is to be made for their contributions to school sports and for purchasing the medals and trophies.
Years 2 and 3 took to the field immediately after to compete in their events, and once again the level of competition was very high. The boys performed very well and showed that the future standard of athletics at Junior Boys should remain high, with some very closely fought races. In Year 3 Thomas Scargill was the pupil to beat as he walked away with the Year 3 Victor Ludorum after winning three events in the 100m, 75m and the 55m hurdles, although there are some very strong athletes in this year group and I am very much looking forward to seeing them compete over the coming years.
Following lunch, the older pupils in Year 4, 5 and 6 stepped forward to add a fitting climax to the day. They provided much excitement and tension, showed great talent, and excelled on an afternoon of high competition. Once again events were decided by the closest of margins as the competition between the boys was evident. However, good sportsmanship abounded and many pupils cheered on those finishing lower down the ranks, or hands were shaken after races. Proof, again, that a love of sport is engendered in these pupils. We had three field events - long jump, high jump and the cricket ball throw running at the same time as the track programme and this provided for a fantastic spectator experience.
In Year 4 the Victor Ludorum was shared between William Dart and Hugo Winter. William winning the 100m, 200m and the 400m in a new school record of 1 minute 12 seconds, knocking 3 seconds of the old record! Hugo winning the long jump and 75m. Special mention must go to Jake Hyslop who along with Hugo Winter managed to break the Year 4 50m record, although it was Hugo who won the race and set a new school record of 8.11 seconds. In the Year 5 Victor Ludorum we had a repeat of last year with the trophy being shared by Finn Keylock and Jamie Smith. Jamie winning the 200m, 400m and long jump, while Finn won the 75m, 100m and the cricket ball throw breaking his brother’s school record with a throw of 52m. The Year 5 4x100m relay record also was broken with the Dorney team of Billy Ray, Oscar Helm, Finn Keylock and Jamie Smith. The Year 6 Victor Ludorum was won by Sam Jackson, winning the long jump, 400m and the 55m hurdles.
Well done to all the pupils for their compelling sportsmanship and pride for their House’s, making the day one the parents, relatives, supporters and staff will remember for a long time. Thank you!