This year marks our first Sports Day at school as part of a house system.
For the first time, all pupils came off timetable for the afternoon to take part in a whole school event and cheer on their house.
Pupils were seated in their houses – Rose, Chevron, Eagle, Lion, Bluejay and Crown – wearing their house colours, around the edge of the athletics track.
Many had brought in mascots, painted their faces and made huge banners to support their house.
The atmosphere was electric as pupils shouted and cheered for their teams as they raced around the track during the different events, including 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and the relay.
Each time a pupil won a race, they were given points for their house. As points accumulated, a winning house started to emerge.
Two houses in general were vying for the top spot – Eagle and Lion – but halfway through the event a winner became very clear.
Eagle house soared to victory with 568 points, and Head of House, Mr Midgley, did a victory dance for the crowds.
Year 10 House Captain for Lion, Keegan, commented, “The atmosphere was amazing. Being in our houses made each group of pupils more competitive, and brought a better vibe to the day.
“I’m excited for future house events and hopefully I can take part too and achieve for my fellow Lions.”
Pupils competed in variety of field and track events during the day, with some even breaking school records.
Year 7 pupil Katie from Bluejay broke both the long jump and the 400m school records, which were set in 2015.