After a week of frantically checking the ever changing forecast, it was a great relief that the rain held off to allow the year 5s to participate in their first Hugh Sexey sports day.
With field and participation events in the morning and track events later in the school day all students were afforded the opportunity to represent their House. The sport leaders and year 5 team did a superb job of guiding and encouraging the students and it was a delight to see every one play a part. The events such as the tug of war, star relay and capture the flag were well attended and high scores were posted on the high jump, long jump and cricket ball throw. It was a day to remember for Freya who emerged as the winner of the 200m race after an extensive range of qualifying heats. Bonnie wasn't far behind and it was a busy day for Bonnie as she represented Normans in a number of events. Ronnie clocked a time of 32 seconds 92 on his way to victory in the 200m. He also secured first place in the 800m. Evie, Ruby, Lucy and Ronnie took part in a breath taking 800m race with the finish resembling a 80m sprint such was the closeness of it. Evie emerged the winner with a time of 3.09. Oscar put in an emphatic performance in the 1500m and was just seconds from breaking a school record. Josh took second place in that race and put in an excellent performance throughout the day. All of the students however should take great pride in their performance. Whilst it must be a fabulous feeling to be a House winner or take first place in an event it is even more pleasing to see everybody enjoying sport and exercise.
Well done and many thanks to all of the parents who supported the event.