The day began with a multi-sports festival in which nearly 600 pupils partook in 7 different activities; football, rounders, cricket, basketball, dance, chess and netball. These activities were played in excellent spirit and hard fought throughout. Well done to all of those who took part.

In the afternoon was the ‘traditional’ athletics inter-house competition, featuring 9 events in total; 100m, 200m, 400, 800m, relay, shot put, javelin, discus and high jump in which boys and girls competed for their respective houses. The competition was fierce with some fantastic results.

A particular highlight was the boys’ Year 10 100m final in which Micah Orlebar beat reigning champion Nana Frimpong in a fantastic race. Jaden Olupitan ran brilliantly to win the boys Year 7 400m. Phillipp Kourouma was as impressive as ever with victories in the Year 9 100m and 800m. Kassius Stewart-Harris threw a massive 31.2m in the Year 10 javelin. Ali Hssan and Zane were involved in a fantastic tussle in the Yea 7 boys’ discus with Ali just coming out on top with a throw of 11.9m, just 2cm ahead of Hassan.

The girls’ events were equally exciting: Serena Angoua blew the competition away as she cruised to the girls’ 100m title. Bethany Edwards and Tara Leow were involved in the closest race of the day as the girls’ 400m finished in a dead heat! Anya Miller was amazing in her Year 8 girls’ 100m victory whilst Trishauna Bailey easily won the girls’ Year 9 200m. Millie Daly won the Year 10 javelin with a throw of 22m. Lauren Apps easily won the Year 9 discus with a throw of 17.3 metres, nearly 5 metres ahead of her nearest rival!

All in all it was a fantastic event and, thankfully the weather held. Everyone had an awesome day.

Well done to all of those who competed. The final results will be released on the last day of term.

T Bevan