For the first time ever we ran two separate sports day for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. Key Stage 3 sports day took place on Monday 15th July with Key Stage 4 on Friday 19th.

We were met with beautiful warm conditions on the morning of Monday 15th, perfect for a day full of sport! The morning began, as always with multi sports. Football, cricket, rounders, netball, basketball, dance and chess. All competitions were keenly contested but Hillary came out on top winning all the boys football, the girls and boys basketball as well as the rounders and the cricket to take an early lead in the overall points tally.

The afternoon saw us take to the field for the athletics, there were some excellent performances across all disciplines with Livingstone winning the Y7 competition by only 12 points from Shackleton with Hillary a further 3 points behind. In year 8 Shackleton won the athletics, 25 points clear of Livingstone with Hillary a further 63 points behind.

Overall, Hillary was victorious with 935 with Shackleton 2nd with 931 and Livingstone 3rd with 888!

On Friday we were met with a bright morning but an ominous forecast and a few early drops of rain filled us with dread… could this be our first sports day affected by the weather in the last 7 years?

Thankfully the rain relented and the morning activities took place under thick cloud, again they were all hard fought with Livingstone dominating as they have done over the past few years with a huge points gap between them and Shackleton in second and Hillary languishing in third place!

Sadly, as the students were enjoying their lunch, the heavens opened and plans had to be hastily rearranged. It was decided that the field was unfit for athletics and that those listed to compete in the track events would take part in an indoor athletics competition in the sports hall. This competition was keenly contested with some excellent performances. Shackleton dominated with 366 points, Hillary mustered 302 whilst Livingstone only 234.

All of that meant that the final totals for KS4 were as follows:

All the scores were then added together to find an overall Quest Academy Sports Day winner…

Livingstone 1567
Shackleton 1557
Hillary 1482

T Bevan