Friendship, co-operation and good sportsmanship were the name of the game when Westbourne came together on Friday 13th May for our annual Sports Day at The English Institute of Sport. Pupils from Year 5-11 competed in several different track and field sports.
Sports Day allows our pupils to showcase some of the skills they have learnt in P.E and games such as javelin, long jump, sprinting and high jump. The day was made extra special by the fantastic turn out from the parents who came to watch their child and the effort and enthusiasm shown by the pupils. The Year 3 and 4 Sports Day took part in the afternoon with races such as racquet and ball and javelin. The day finished with the competitive school relays and final races.
The day was made all the more special given that this was the first Sports Day for two years. The camaraderie and excitement were palpable.
This year we made our scoring more technical regarding points. Westbourne is not just about who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd but also about taking part and having fun. A number of pupils helped out by raking the sand for the long jump and assisting teachers with calculating the scores. Further, if a pupil did not take part a point was deducted from the house’s overall total score.
The results were so close this year the tightest it has ever been with just 0.314 between 1st and 2nd place overall.
Message from a Parent
“I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to attend the sports day last Friday afternoon. It was such a lovely atmosphere and great to see the encouragement from so many staff members. My son had never run a competitive race before. His previous school sports days had been a carousel of non competitive activities and the last one being in year 5. Despite my son’s lack of experience he got through to the finals of both the 100 and 200 metres. He came 4th in the 100m final and actually surprised himself. This was just fantastic for his confidence. Thank you so much for all the time and effort that went into planning this day for all the children.”
Many thanks to all the staff
for your contributions to the day and to all the pupils for their enthusiasm and effort.
1st Place – Johnson
2nd Place – Holmes
3rd Place – Mercer
4th Place – Whitfield
Outstanding Contribution – Louis Farquhar, Year 11
Y6 – Edward Watkinson – 60m – 8.85s
Y6 – Danny Pudil – Javelin – 24m
Y6 – Halley Steadman – High Jump – 1m 22cm
Y8 – Marco Waterman – 60m – 7.78s
Y8 – Alfie Bedford – 200m – 26.39s
Y11 – Sam Jokshi – 200m – 25.52s
Y11 – Louis Farquhar – Shot – 12.70m
Y8 – Relay – Johnson – 1m 18s
Y9 – Relay – Johnson – 58.11s
Y11 – Relay – Mercer – 53.53s