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Sports Day 2014

Posted: 20th June 2014 | Category: Sports

Last Saturday, the whole school enjoyed our annual Sports Day.

To mark the start of this year’s World Cup, the Juniors enjoyed a morning of special football-themed games, including goal-scoring and dribbling.

In preparation for the day, Years 1 & 2 took part in a number of world-cup themed activities in class, including learning about the history of the World cup and locating the participating countries on a map. They even learnt football songs and chants to perform on Sports Day.

Our Early Years pupils also enjoyed football-themed games and an obstacle course.

Watch a video of Early Years and Juniors (and some parents!) on Sports Day:

The Seniors also enjoyed a fun-filled day of athletics competition including hurdles, shot put and the annual tug o’ war contest.

Read Mrs Stewart’s report on Churchill house’s tug o’ war victory:

Churchill’s Last Stand!
Sweaty palms, dry mouth and thumping heart! Should I or shouldn’t I step up to the mark?

The victorious Churchill team seemed to shrivel in anticipation as they espied the visitors’ team approaching to challenge them in a final tug o’ war challenge. I couldn’t let them lose on this, my final Sports’ Day.

Over the years, I have seen Churchill carry off a plethora of sports’ cups. They obviously needed the brawn of their retiring French mistress. I couldn’t let them down now!

Joining me in my mission came Julian Webb, respected medic and hefty anchor man. He too had the honour of two past and one present Churchill offspring to uphold!

“Take the strain!” echoed in my ears and I gave it my all. Kept in sync by Matt G’s rhythmic coaching cries, we heaved, dug in and heaved again. A win for Churchill!

A second time, we decimated the opposition despite their reinforcements; a final victory for Churchill and a first ever victory for me at a Sports’ Day.

Thank you to Daphne and Ian for working so hard to give me almost two decades of wonderful Sports’ Day memories and to the talented teams of ladies who provide the scrumptious lunches over the years.

What shall I remember most - the cheesecake and strawberry delights with chocolate swirls? Or my tug o’ war success? I wonder!

Heather Stewart

View photos of Sports Day here.

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