Well done to the Normans House who finished first place in their first ever sports day. The atmosphere generated by the year 5s was simply magnificent throughout and was equalled by the wonderful athletic performances. There were really strong performances throughout the day and the year 5s were an absolute credit to themselves, their House and the School.
There were new records in the shot put and turbo javelin. It was the first year we have offered this events, so it remains to be seen how long these records will stand. Caleb (Vikings) and Amisha (Saxons) currently hold records in the shot with distances of 4.81m and 3.32m. Beth (Normans) and Jayden (Saxons) hold records in Javelin with distances of 13.6m and 23.1m.
Bethany of Vikings put in a very commanding performance in the girls 1500m running a time of 6.33 that was 11 seconds shy of a school record. She was followed by Georgie of Saxons who ran a brilliant tactical race. She kept to a steady rhythm throughout and was then able to push past 3 runners on the final lap. The boys 1500m race was an absolute classic. Jack, Jon, Eric, Red and Ewan all put everything into the race and the positioning changed regularly. As the race progressed Ewan (Vikings) was able to slip into 1st place and he managed to hold of the brave efforts of Fred (Celts) who finished in 2nd place. The other middle/long distance race was the 800m. These races do require a huge amount of courage and I was thrilled to see that every race had the maximum number of runners. All of those runners got valuable points for their House. Aurelia of the Vikings won the 800m race with an impressive time of 3.29. She was closely followed by Kitty of Normans with a time of 3.32. In the boys race Louis and Casper of the Saxons finished 1st and 2nd respectively in a brilliant race. Ed of Celts was the 3rd place finisher in a strong field.
Misha got her second 1st place finish of the day on the track with a great run in the 200m final. She was followed over the line by Kitty, Bea and Imogen. In the boys race it was Harry who took 1st place with Zach and Elijah very close behind. In the 80m final we were treated to a thrilling race with Taylor running a blisteringly fast race, narrowly missing out on the school record of 11.07. Tristan and Harrison were close behind and it required a photo finish check to confirm who was 2nd and 3rd.
It was a great day where all of the athletes played a major role. I hope they enjoyed it as much as we did. A big thanks must also be extended to our excellent sport leaders and teaching and support staff. There energy and enthusiasm was infectious and was a key contributor to the day.