First Festival of Sport
A group of 16 girls in Year 1 and 2 were selected to take part in their first ever ISA Pre Prep Festival of Sport at Ballard School recently. The girls and parents had a very early start, meeting at 7am ready to depart.
Upon arrival the girls were very excited and full of energy for the long day ahead. Ballard School were fantastic hosts, greeting the girls at the door and even giving them their own area for the day.
The girls were split into two teams and were given a ‘letter’ that was their race entry, however due to the awful weather, the festival had to be slightly adapted and held inside. This was a mixed festival; therefore Claires Court were up against boys as well.
The morning consisted of hurdles, hurdle relay, hopping, egg and spoon, balancing and sprinting races. The girls did exceptionally well in all events, picking up fifteen 1st places, eight 2nd and twelve 3rd places. The girls then had a well-earned 45 minute lunch break to recuperate and get themselves ready for the afternoon’s events.
During the afternoon, the girls participated in another seven races; obstacle and a quoit race, relay races and a continuous relay. Again the girls were ready for more, and showed excellent team spirit and encouragement towards all.
The girls without a doubt showed great endurance and concentration skills and were determined to win. Team 1 were up against four schools at different times, and managed to win three out of four races. Throughout the afternoon the girls picked up six 1st places - an excellent achievement.
Katie Hudson, PE Teacher commented;
“A special mention must go to Megan King and Erin Moorby who gained seven 1st places and Darcie Allanson who picked up six 1st places. Claires Court did an exceptional job on the day as a team and represented the school brilliantly. Team 2 managed to come in an impressive 7th place overall and Team 1 were crowned champions with 428 points, which was over and beyond 2nd place who only gained 362 points. What a fantastic achievement, all girls should be extremely proud of their efforts. A special thank you to the girl's parents who travelled with us and supported all the way through to the end. Well done!”