Congratulations to each and every child in Years 5 and 6 on making the field events section of the house athletics festival so memorable and enjoyable. The weather was kind to us on Wednesday and the children paraded to the field in their house colours proudly led by the Sports Captains with their banners held aloft. Emilia, Louis D, Fern, Katy, Shayne and Louis P presented a spectacular opening ceremony. It was an action packed display of cartwheels, arab springs, dive forward rolls and front flips which the 6 talented gymnasts had choreographed themselves. Their classmates provided a colourful backdrop to the gymnastics by circling coloured ribbons in the 4 house colours to create St. Andrew’s version of the Olympic rings.
The athletics got underway with each child competing in a chosen activity and earning points towards the House Field Events shield. As usual the effort and sporting behaviour of the children was second to none and every jumping and throwing event was closely contested. Results:
Discus: 1st Boy Luca (22.9m); 1st Girl Hannah (17.2m)
High Jump: 1st Boy Oliver P (1.05m); 1st Girl Ellie F (1.08m)
Javelin: 1st Boy Shayne (13.0m); 1st Girl Ellie C (12.7m)
Long Jump: 1st Boy Liam (2.93m); 1st Girl Mia T (2.50m)
Standing Long Jump: 1st Boy Tom L (1.65m); 1st Girl Millie (1.57m)
Standing Triple Jump: 1st Boy Harrison (4.61m); 1st Girl Evie (3.98m)
Vortex: 1st Boy Ben J (39m); 1st Girl India (21m)
Air House won the girls section of the competition. The boys events were dominated by Water House and their supremacy made the blue team the overall winners:
1st WATER (41 points); 2nd FIRE (37 points); 3rd= AIR and EARTH (32 points)
Water House Sports captains, India and Jack R, stepped forward to receive the shield from Lottie. It was lovely to welcome her back to St. Andrew’s. Mrs Hartley would like to thank Lottie, Mrs Ship, Mrs Toms, Miss Hazelwood, Mrs Root, Miss Williams, Mrs Harris, Mo and Miks for running the activities so efficiently. The scores will be carried forward and added to the Sports Day totals.