It was all change this year as our annual sports day had a facelift. Instead of the traditional procession of races, the children rotated round 14 different activities in small groups. This meant they could all try their hand at a variety of events, which ranged from foam javelin throwing to a penalty shoot out. Meanwhile, old favourites such as egg and spoon and the sack race were not forgotten.
In perfect conditions, the afternoon kicked off in fine style, as each group paraded around the school field having been given a flag from a range of countries around the world. There was certainly an Olympic flavour to the afternoon, as the horn sounded to tell the groups to move on to the next activity. The staff totted up the scores for each house as the afternoon went on, before Mrs Booth worked out the grand totals. In a very close finish, Stanage just came out on top, pipping Froggatt to the post by jsut 4 points.
So well done to the children, who took part with great enthusiasm as always. Thank you to the many parents who came along and followed the children on their route around school. Thanks also to the staff, for working hard to make the new format work. Now we need to interview the children to find out whether or not they preferred it!
See you all next year for another sunny sports day!