With the sun shining pupils took to the track for the annual house Sports Day on Tuesday 3rd July. The morning events saw competitors turn out in their numbers to run, sprint and throw in the 800m , 1500m, Hurdles, Shot and discus competitions eager to do their bit to help their respective houses get off to good start. During the morning session the first record was broken by Femke who broke the Year 10 girls 800m record of 2 minutes 44.2 seconds which was set in 2005 by D Nimmock with a new time of 2 minutes 41.4 seconds.
After the morning session it was a close competition but Holmes had taken an early lead in 1st with 309 points. However, they were closely followed by Rowling in 2nd just 10 points behind (299), with Hawking in 3rd (297) and Attenborough in 4th (285).
The afternoon session started with the 100m but due to the heat there were no spectators during the first part of the afternoon. However, the session got off to a big bang with Mia taking maximum points for Rowling in the Year 7 girls race. This was made even more special as Mia broke the record previously held by H Bebbington (2007) with a new time of 13.41 seconds.
Several athletes went above and beyond for their team winning in multiple events:
In Year 7 Mia won the 100m and 200m, Jake won the 200m and shot with Ella taking top spot in the Hurdles and Shot.
In Year 8 Andre won the 100m and 200m, Barney won the 300m and Hurdles with Leah finishing on top in the girls Hurdles and High Jump;
In Year 9 Harvey, a recent qualifier for Norfolk in Anglian Schools Championships, won the 100m and 200m races, Kathryn won the 100m, 200m and High Jump with Rafa winning the 300m and 800m competitions;
In Year 10 events Matt and Willow both won the their respective 100m and 200m races with Willow achieving a third 1st place in the High jump event. Callum finished first in the 400m and the 1500m and Sam won the Shot and Discus events.
With the relays rounding up the days events it was all to play for saw Hawking winning both the Year 7 Boys and Girls, Holmes winning the Year 8 and 10 Boys and Girls races and Rowling winning the Year 9 Boys and Girls events. Attenborough who had staged a remarkable comeback from a disappointing morning session showed how fielding a full team and having a competitor in every race pays off as despite not winning a relay they still managed to sneak into a 3 point lead in front of Holmes now in 2nd, with Hawking 3rd and Rowling now trailing in 4th. So there it was, the House Sports Day Champions for 2018 were Attenborough. A huge well done to Mr Neale and his house captains Jay, Kayla and Abin and all the pupils to represent them in the events. a well-deserved win.
1st – Attenborough (614)
2nd – Homes (611)
3rd – Hawking (600)
4th – Rowling (567)