As part of Health Week we held our annual Sports Days this week which are always a highlight of the year. Pupils, parents and staff members arrived at school wearing House colours and pupils took part in a series of events to collect points for their Houses. The action then turned to the track for individual races!
On Wednesday it was Early Years and Key Stage 1 who showed amazing effort and sportsmanship as they competed for their Houses. The parents demonstrated their athletic prowess as Hussein and MK’s Mum, Reem’s Nanny, Wouter’s Dad, and Yazaan’s Dad all emerged victorious in the parents’ races. Miss Keay once again showed she is the speediest female teacher in school as she led the way in the sprint, while Mr McCullagh took the male title away from defending champion Mr Walsh in a photo finish!
On Thursday it was the turn of Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils who took part in a series of field events, followed by sprinting, hurdles and long distance races. Well done to everyone who took part, especially those pupils who volunteered for the long distance races and kept on going even when they were finding it tough. Zaynab’s Aunty sped away to win the parents’ race, while Miss Kelly was better than the day before by winning the Female staff race. The male staff race was highly competitive, with Mr McCullagh just holding off Mr Temple to make two wins in two days for Hamonde!
Valpy were crowned overall champions of the Early Years and Key Stage 1 Sports Day, while Nettles claimed the Key Stage 2 and 3 title.
Well done to all the participants and thank you to everyone who came along to support the pupils. The sportsmanship on show was really special and pupils should be very proud of themselves. A special mention to Mr Temple, Mr McCullagh and Miss Kelly who planned and organised both Sports Day and Health Week.