Well done to the Year 5 and 6 Quadkids athletics team who represented the school at TGS on 29th June 2017. Each team member had to complete four athletic activities (throwing a Vortex Howler, completing a standing long jump, sprinting 75m and pacing themselves for 600m) before taking part in the team relays.
Each activity was attacked with enthusiasm and determination - we were one of only schools to have the whole team complete their 600m run! All of the individual performances scored points for the team total. The afternoon finished with the relays. The boys team stormed to a convincing win and the girls showed fantastic courage to keep hot on the tails of the other teams.
Overall, we finished 4th. Congratulations to Cavendish who were the winners. The team had a brilliant attitude all afternoon and supported each other (and the other schools) throughout. They were a credit to our school.
We were treated to fantastic day of sport in the sunshine for our sports day.
During the morning, the house teams were grouped into 3 teams including children from Reception through Year 6. Each team took part in a range of different activities from the hurdles to quoit balancing to shot putt in order to earn points for their house.
After a picnic on the field with our families, it was time for the races in the afternoon. We began with the always competitive sprint races. These saw the children hurtling down the track in order to gain a vital 1st, 2nd or 3rd place (and points for their team). We followed the sprinting with obstacle races. For the Reception children this meant putting on/picking up various pieces of equipment/clothing so when they crossed the line they were dressed as police officers!
The children in Key Stage 1 and 2 had to negotiate skipping, an egg and spoon, hoops and sacks in order to cross the line.
With the points closely matched, we finished with the Yr 3 & 4 and Yr 5 & 6 sprint relay. Each team consisted of 2 boys and 2 girls and took place over 40m. These races are always hotly contested and this year was no different - the Yr 5 & 6 race was very nearly a photo finish!
At the end of the days races and activities the scores were:
We were also joined by Miss Spencer from Ormiston Sudbury Academy who came to present a new Resilience award to the child she thought showed great strength of character and determination throughout the afternoon.
Thank you to all of the children who gave 100% to every activity and race and to the everyone who came to support, cheer and clap!