On Thursday 4th of July, we were blessed with great weather and the question everyone was wondering was if any house could claw back the commanding lead that Rocket House had built up during athletics lessons this term.
Period 1 and Period 2 saw the winners of the field events as well as the 800m and 1500m winners come down and get their medals, whilst the rest of their form groups made the many banners and signs of House support for the afternoon.
Period 3 saw the Tug of War competition start and as with most years, it was eagerly anticipated and didn’t disappoint. All houses competed well and added valuable points to their House totals.
In the afternoon, the sprint events began. Rocket House were still hanging onto their lead but other Houses were catching them with Sans Pareil making the biggest impact. Some great performances from Sans Pareil saw school records broken and Rocket House members sweating on their lead.
In particular, Year 7 Sans Pareil girls were performing extremely well with Kosy Nwanya, Olivia Pile and Emily Bellard breaking school records in the 100m, 200m and 300m respectively.
When the results were counted, Rocket House just managed to hold onto their lead finishing first with Sans Pareil second, Stephenson third and Perseverance finishing fourth.
Can I say well done to every member of every House who not only competed on the day in the track events and the Tug of War but to those who worked so hard in lessons to make this year’s Sports Day a spectacular event and gain valuable points for respective Houses.
We already can’t wait for next year!