Having seen the weather map of England yesterday I feel rather lucky that we got a Sports Day in at all. With 60mm falling pretty much everywhere else in the UK except a small sliver of sky over Worcestershire and the West Midlands, we really did get away with it.
Thank you to everyone for their brilliant support throughout the entire day and especially as we went in to the darker, wetter skies later in the afternoon. I hope you would agree that it was definitely worth it!
This morning I was delighted to talk to all the children to explain just how amazing they had been in their different sports events. We all know children are going to have different experiences during their races, no matter how hard we try and get the races right, but it was in the moments during and after the race you saw much of what the teaching staff have been spending a lot of time working on. Character is going to define much of a person’s future and yesterday we saw so much evidence of resilience, perseverance, empathy and all round effort from RGS The Grange children!
As always the crowd made the event and this year had such a great feeling about it with children receiving amazing support throughout. Butterflies through to Year Six competed in a range of races including; The Spider Race, Obstacle Race, Hurdles, Egg and Spoon, 50m, 80m, 200m, 600m and Relays!
It certainly felt like there had been a lot of “steps” taken during the day. Our happy caretaker Mr Breese reported that he had done a solid 15km during the day!
At the end of the Year Five and Six event we were also joined by the Year Three and Four pupils. Izzy Thompson (80m and 200m Record) and George Kilburn were rightly awarded the Victrix and Victor Ludorum awards for their efforts and achievements during the day. Harvey Shaw also should receive a mention for beating a long standing Year Five 600m time by about five seconds.
This was then followed by the final scores.
A great team effort from children, staff and parents.