When the heavens opened at 10am on Monday morning, my heart sank as we thought we were going to have to cancel the Prep School Sports Day. However, we decided to risk it and go with the forecast. How lucky we were; the sun shone all afternoon.
It is always a joy to see the whole school walking down to the fields, full of excitement and anticipation of what was in store for them in the events to come. We were delighted to have the parents along to the event, as this is the first they have been able to attend for some time. Mrs Kilbey had her car stacked high with all the beautiful cakes that the Year 4 children had brought in for the cake sale.
Finally Sports Day got underway, starting with the sprint events for all the age groups. There were some excellent performances from many of our children but Lucia I broke the school record for the 80m sprint and now holds the record with a time of 11.74 seconds.
We then went on to do our middle distance run of 600m for Years 5 and 6. This is a hard event for this age group so I was so impressed when we had a nearly full house of all the children competing. We knew Lex was going to be one to watch in this event and he did not let us down, breaking the school record with 2:01.80.
The relays were exciting, especially as very few batons were dropped, and we were pleased that we have introduced relays for the younger years.
For the 200m we were once again delighted by how many children decided on the day that they wanted to run in the race. Well done to Karla, who gained a school record with 33.95 seconds.
The whole afternoon finished with lots of laughter as every child either competed in a sack race or the egg and spoon. This really was a highly successful sports day.