After the success of the Year 3 and Year 4 event on Tuesday, it was the turn of the older children in Prep to grace the front field on Wednesday for another successful Sports Day event.

Year 5 children were first to go and it was clear from the traditional opening ceremony that there was much excitement in the air.  The field events consisting of javelin, ball throw, long jump and high jump showed how well the children have been honing their techniques in PE lessons this term – so many children were able to set their own PBs and this was great to see.  On the track, there were some excellent performances but in addition, each and every child gave it their all to obtain more points for their House.

Just to add a little more challenge for our soon to be departing cohort of Year 6 children, a few heavy downpours hit BCS during the afternoon.  This did not have any impact on the quality of the action though and this talented group of children impressed the cheering crowds throughout the course of the afternoon.  The shuttle relay was a brilliant way to end the event and the girls of St Monica’s narrowly missed out on victory to an impressive St Philip’s group.

Some senior records were broken across the course of the day.  Aditya Solanki broke the boys ball throw record, Anna Newman the girls 300m record, Adam Bharmal the boys javelin record, Jack Soundy the boys 200m record, and James Longworth doing a fantastic double in breaking the 400m and 800m records.  The 800m was smashed by around 5 seconds, so it will take an impressive performance in the future for James’s record to be beaten.

To repeat Mr Neeson’s words to the children at the end of the event, Sports Day can only be such a success when all competitors give it 100% – well done to all of the children at BCS who gave it everything – they should all be so proud of themselves.

Mr Newman