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KS1 Sports Day
On Friday 3rd May at 3 pm, King’s College Murcia held the KS1 Sports Day. It was a glorious day and the children were full of excitement as they entered the football pitch and got themselves into their houses. After a fun warm-up with staff and sports leaders, the children prepared themselves for their first event which was the triple jump. All the Year 1’s went first and then all the Year 2’s. After three great jumps from everyone, it seemed the winning house for Year 1 was Cervantes with Daniel doing 3 amazing jumps and Churchill for Year 2 with Pablo doing some fantastic jumping.
Then we had bean bag throwing. This time all the girls competed together and then all the boys. The sports leaders were shocked at how far some of the children could throw, especially Aisha and Hugo for Gaudi and Harry and Carmen for Cervantes. Gaudi girls won that event along with Cervantes boys.
The next event was the balancing of the beanbags and the houses had to get everyone across the line, sat down with their cone held up to win. This was a very close event and Newton girls just beat Gaudi girls in this event and Churchill boys all managed to cross the finishing line first. Some impressive techniques were used by Valentina in Newton and Adrian in Churchill as they both ran ahead of everyone with the beanbag on their heads, arms by their sides and they didn't drop the bean bag once.
The hoop skipping race took place next and we had some great skipping from Alejandro in Newton and Paloma in Cervantes. Cervantes boys came first in that event and Newton girls. After a well-earned water break, the next event was the obstacle course, the event the children all thoroughly enjoy taking part in.
For our demonstration, our lovely interns competed in the obstacle course to help earn points for their house and there were some very interesting interpretations of the course as Mr Knight leapt over the chair at the end rather than go under it. It was a very close finish and Miss Lyne for Gaudi was the overall winner. Then the children all lined up ready to go and they all worked extremely well together. Newton was extremely quick and finished first, followed by Churchill, Gaudi and then Cervantes.
Then the parents took part and what an intense competition this was with Carlota’s dad from Gaudi winning. Our final event of the day was the flat races and this was a very close finish amongst all the houses. The overall winners were Newton girls and Cervantes boys. Again our parents took part in this and it was Chloe's dad in Cervantes who won a very fast dad’s race and Nate’s mum in Newton who won an equally fast mum’s race. After adding up all the scores the winners for the KS1 Sports Day were Newton, followed by Cervantes and in equal third place with the exact same points were Gaudi and Churchill. The children were undoubtedly fantastic and I have no doubts we have future athletes in KS1.
I would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents that turned up to support the event and all the wonderful children in KS1 whose behaviour and sportsmanship was impeccable. All the amazing staff; teachers, teaching assistants, interns and our fantastic sports leaders. Mr Mills (whose next job is to be a commentator at the Olympics) and Miss Willett for all their help in preparing the children in each of the events. Additional thanks to Pedro, Mr Brett and Jose Luis.