Beech House win Sports Day!
Sports Day took place on Monday 22nd July and saw the whole school involved for the entire day, dressed in House colours. There was a range of activities from track, jumping and throwing events, to team sports like football, ultimate Frisbee, badminton and tug of war. The day had an amazing atmosphere with students and staff cheering and supporting their houses and each other, as well as enjoying the ice cream van and BBQ!
For each event, students were awarded 4 points for coming first place, 3 points for 2nd, 2 points for 3rd place and 1 point for 4th place. This meant that, even if a student came last in an event, they were still able to gain points for their House. At the end of the day the students gathered on the playground in front of the house banners where Miss Parry announced the results. In 4th place was Oak, in 3rd place was Willow, in 2nd place was Ash and in 1st place was Beech. As Beech also won the Swimming Gala in the previous week, they gained both trophies. Congratulations Beech House!
Students demonstrated our learning qualities well throughout the day, such as respect by supporting fellow competitors and celebrating their success; integrity by competing fairly and in a sporting fashion; displaying courage to give their personal best and showing resilience when things did not go as well as planned. It was great to see some of our top sports people achieve highly which is in no doubt due to their incredible commitment to their sport by training regularly week after week; showing great ambition and responsibility. We had some amazing school record breakers:
Amelia Gray score 1.53m and Max Harrod scored 1.56m in High Jump
Beau Benson ran the 100m in 13.94 seconds and Aaron Topham ran it in 11.50!
Vicky Goldsmith achieved 8.10m in Shot Putt and Tolli Reeves-Hall scored 11.60m!
Our Assistant Headteacher, Dr Hall, said: Sports Day was a powerful reminder of our commitment to physical activity and the health and wellbeing of our students, at a time, nationally, when it can feel like other subjects and disciplines are given greater importance. Congratulations to all the competitors in Sports Day, for their efforts, dedication and determination. In the words of Mo Farah:
‘No matter what or where you come from, if you work hard at something you can achieve it.’
Lastly, a special thanks to Miss Parry, House Champion, and the PE Department for organising this event. Please take some time to enjoy the video we put together which features photographs from our Sports Day, taken by our Head Girl, Grace Leslie and Art Prefects.