This year’s Sports Day saw gloriously sunny skies and plenty of smiles and enthusiasm from students and staff. The day of track and field events took place at the impressive Swansea University training facilities and the young participants really rose to the occasion.
There has been a hiatus for a number of years on formal sports day and we have opted instead for a more informal beach sports day in July. However, with an increased focus on sport and fitness at the school, it was time to resurrect the more serious competition.
The day began with the hurdles on the track and the high-jump and javelin in the field. We then moved on to the 100 metre and 200 metre sprints with long-jump at the pit and discus at the cage. Later, the shot-put was launched many times and the 800 metre runners sailed over the finish line. After all this, there was just time for the grand finale on the track; the 4 x 100 metre relays.
Outstanding individual performances
- The school shot-put record of 10.65 metres was smashed by Tom in Year 9; he threw an impressive 11.71 metres!
- Charlie won every throwing event for Year 7 boys and the 100 metres on the track.
- Isabella in Year 7 won the hurdles, the 200 metres and the high jump.
- Padraig won every track race for Year 8 boys (hurdles, 100 metres, 200 metres and 800 metres).
- Sade won the Year 10 girls’ hurdles, high jump, long jump and discus.
- Rowan won every event available for Year 13 boys except the 800 metres which he didn’t enter!
The older students were particularly competitive and were excellent role models for their younger peers, pushing themselves to win in every event they entered. There were huge cheers from the stands all day as parents and pupils cheered their houses around the track. Glyndwr won the overall house cup with 334 points but Llywelyn were nipping at their heels with 326 points and Madoc had a respectable 248. Pupils from different year groups worked together and supported one another, making it a real opportunity for camaraderie, competition and fun.