Junior Boys Sports Day
With many of the Junior Boys staff frantically checking weather reports in the build up to this year’s Sports Day, and all were certainly relieved to wake up to find they had been gifted a dry day!
Nick Butterfield, Head of Sport said;
“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 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 Robertson, and the excitement of the events, made the morning a very special one. Special mention of Mrs Robertson and the Claires Court PTA is to be made for their contributions to school sports and for purchasing the medals and trophies.
As the event was being run with absolute precision, Years 2 and 3 took to the field immediately after to compete in their events, and once again the level of competition was 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. Samuel Tschiesche and Henry Dargan were the pupils to beat as they both walked away with the Year 3 Victor Ludorum winning 3 events each, 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 Years 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 our pupils. This was the first year that we had three field events running at the same time as the track programme and this provided for a fantastic spectator experience. In Year 3 the Victor Ludorum was again shared between two athletes - Jamie Smith and Finn Keylock. Jamie specialising in the 100m, 400m and long jump, while Finn won the 50m, 100m and the Cricket Ball Throw breaking his own school record with a throw of 51.45m. The Year 5 Victor Ludorum was taken by the sprint specialist Louis Stewart. And with Year 6 competing in their last Junior boys Sports Day Tom Molhoek and Ben Morgan shared the Victor Ludorum.
Well done to all the pupils for competing 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!”
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