Junior Boys Sports Day
When the day arrived for the Junior Boys Sports Day, it was a stunningly beautiful day with a slight breeze to keep the high heat at bay from the competing pupils. The decision was made early in the week to postpone the 800m and move the high jump in doors to stop the pupils scolding themselves on the high jump mat.
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 sack 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 Notton-Brown, and the excitement of the events, made the morning a very special one. The standard of the competition was fantastic and Mr Denton 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 Junior Boys 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 Jack was the pupil to beat as he walked away with the Year 3 Victor Ludorum after winning 3 events in the 50m, hoop race and the 55m hurdles, although there are some very strong athletes in this year group and we are 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 much 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 our pupils.
There were 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 won by Thomas, winning the 75m, 100m and the Long Jump. In the Year 5 Victor Ludorum we had a repeat of last year with the trophy being won by William, after he won the 100m, 200m, and 800m. In Year 6 Finn won the 75m, 100m and the cricket ball throw to win the Victor Ludorum for the third year in a row.
Special mention must go to Kida in Year 4 who broke the schools 50m record with a winning time of 7.57 seconds. Also to Hugo in Year 5 who broke the 75m record in a time of 11.00 seconds.
Well done to all the pupils for their sportsmanship and pride for their respective Houses, making the day one the parents, relatives, supporters and staff will remember for a long time.
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