The KS1 Sports Day took place on Friday 27th April and we were very lucky the rain stayed away and the sun came out. The children came to school very excited at taking part in the different events. The main focus of this year’s sports day was teamwork, every child contributed to their team’s points. This really encouraged children to help and support each other and work together.
The first event was the triple jump and we saw some fantastic jumping from some of the children, especially Pablo in Churchill and Tomas in Newton. Then it was the beanbag throw. Alvaro from Cervantes and Freddie from Gaudi managed to clear the quatre line. Next was the beanbag race and the first team back for Year 1 was Cervantes and for Year 2 it was Gaudi. Concentration and skillful balancing were performed by all. The hoop skipping race followed the beanbag race. It was a fast race with a very close finish. Gaudi managed to take the first position for the girls and it was Newton for the boys. The children worked together for the sack race with both Year 1’s and 2’s taking part. Kayla from Gaudi, Paloma from Cervantes, Ashley from Newton and Lucia from Churchill did an excellent job and jumped extremely quickly to their waiting team member. Following the sack race was the obstacle course and again every member of the house took part. This created a lot of excitement as teams encouraged each other and team chants could be heard. Gaudi managed to win this event lifting their cone just before Cervantes. It was great to see so many of our parents volunteer for the parent’s obstacle race in which they helped contribute points to their child’s house.
The flat races were the final event of the day. The girls ran first, then the boys and it was fast and furious. Again our parents did not disappoint, as we had many volunteers for the parents flat race.
The overall winners for the KS1 sports day were Gaudi, with Churchill and Cervantes on equal points in 2nd place and Newton coming 3rd.
The children were a huge credit to themselves and the school, as they all worked hard for their team.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Miss Willet, who helped in the preparation for the event as well as on the day itself, Mr. Mills, Mr. Wood and all the Key Stage 1 teachers. Also, thanks to the Year 9 helpers as well as Mr. Brett, Pedro, Angel and Jose. And last, but by no means least, all the parents who were able to come and support and make the day such a memorable event for the children.