Last Tuesday, it was sports day. Being outside all day I thought it was more appropriate I did this report. The day started when all houses did a warm up led my Mrs Carter. The children got in pairs and made their way to the field where their already placed chairs were.
The sprints were first, year three girls then boys, year four girls then boys etc. There were about three heats per year-gender. The finals took place afterwards.
The winning house received a total of four points.
Then obstacle: each house did very differently in every heat, mainly Agent coming last! Eventually long distance came; year three and four did four-hundred metres; however year five and sixes did six-hundred.
Then the infants joined in for the handover. The handover does not give points. Year five and four did the three legged race to the year ones, where they balanced a bean bag on their head who then passed on the responsibility onto year two and three who did the double sack race, and finally the year sixes who ran whilst putting clothes on,;they had to wear: a hat, a waistcoat and a long or puffy skirt, before finishing the race. Poor Sackville had a bit of waiting from their sack race onwards.
Then the best part of sports day: the Toddler race, the Dad race and the Mum race one-all of which were very competitive, but not the cute toddler race.
Lunch came after; for lunch the PTA were selling:
Strawberries and cream
Juice and hot drinks
An ice cream van also appeared, and parents could take a picnic for them and their children. But for the children who had school dinner children, they were provided with a packed lunch.
Then after a bit of play every infant made their way onto the field. First was the obstacle race where each child ran with a tennis racket whilst balancing a bean bag. Then they dropped those and ran to the hurdles which they went under. Next they ran to the hoops and went through before they had a short sprint. The Sack race took place after, the children jumped to the finish. Sprint came soon afterwards and then long distance running. The juniors joined the infants during the later part of the afternoon.
Finally there was a presentation:
ARGENT WON yay! Well done every one who took part.
From Ella via the Web Reports