This Wednesday saw pupils gather at the Prince of Wales Stadium in Cheltenham to compete in the annual Senior & Sixth Form Sports Day, with many of our athletes breaking school records and gaining priceless points for their respective Houses.

The morning started with the traditional whole school warm-up on the track, with everyone getting ready for the busy and event-filled day ahead. With over 110 events to fit in before the end of the day, everyone needed to make sure that their energy levels were high!

Events contested throughout the day included Discus, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Javelin and various track distances, giving all our students the chance to take part.

This year’s record breakers included:

Harrison B – Year 8 Boys 300m 50.57secs
Hannah L – Year 8 Girls Javelin 37.98m
Emma H – Year 10 Girls 300m 43.32secs
Sam S – Year 10 Boys Long Jump 5.62m
Olivia I – Senior Girls 1500m 6mins 56secs

The intermittent rain did not dampen the spirits of those taking part and, even when the conditions worsened, the quality of competition remained at an exceptionally high level, even those competing in ISA National Athletics the next day were still keen to get involved and take part for their House.

Director of Sport, Ms Kenyon, said “We were very pleased with the participation of all our pupils again this year and it was lovely to see so many of them enter into the House Spirit!”

The event, held in the professional facilities of the Prince of Wales Stadium, is always a great occasion where pupils are given the opportunity to compete to the best of their ability, with the added bonus of the support of family and friends to push them on.