Luckily, the sun decided to make an appearance for our back-up sports morning!
The day started with a wonderful atmosphere; it was lovely to see so many parents, grandparents and friends all gathered together to support the children. The children came out in their houses to the song ‘Eye of the Tiger’ with a great sense of pride and togetherness. Reception children came out cheering and waving their own house flags in support. Once settled in their houses, the sports morning began.
The nursery children started the morning with their races. First of the school races was long distance. These races have only been introduced in the past two years due to the success of the cross country club. The children ran so well in the warm morning air and many times around the track. They showed great pace and enjoyment. This was followed by the short flat races and then the staff relay! After cheering on their teachers, the children’s obstacle races began.
The children’s races finished with the house relay. The Year 2 children had a big job of starting. The house teams worked well together, remembering to keep their arms around the pole and the pass the baton. This was especially tricky as some of the children had never run a relay before.
Then it was time for the parents relay. This is always an exciting event for the children to watch. While this was happening, the all important results were counted. Once the results were in, Mrs Appleby announced the winning house and presented the new sports day trophy.
So for the results:
What at fantastic result! Congratulations to Shackleton who won by 1 point!
The children really enjoyed another sports morning at Keep Hatch, here is what they had to say:
“I liked all the running”
“I liked relay as I hadn’t done it before. It was fun to try something new.”
“I enjoyed the flat races because I can run fast”
“I liked the running”
“Cheering on my friends was really fun.”
“My favourite part was the obstacle race.”
“I loved the family picnic at the end.”
“Everyone was cheering everyone on! It was great.”
“It was funny seeing our teachers race”
All the teachers commented on how lovely it was to see so many families supporting the children, enjoying the family picnic and having fun with their children. It was such a lovely atmosphere with a strong community feel. So thank you for coming along.
Well done to all the children for running another successful and fun sports morning. We hope you all enjoyed the morning followed by the family picnic and the Year 6 children enjoyed their last sports morning at Keep Hatch.
Thank you again for your support and we look forward to seeing you again next year.