Birchwood Sports Days

Sports Day 2018
On Monday we all enjoyed a great day of sporting activity. We held our annual Sports Day on our school field and were blessed with a beautiful sunny day. We experienced record crowds of parents, grandparents and supporters of school, who came to cheer on all of our pupils. In the morning Lower School pupils experienced a carousel of 6 different activities including javelin, obstacle race, egg and spoon and sprinting. At each station the children had just over ten minutes to go through their events. Each class were brilliantly supported by a group of enthusiastic parents and grandparents, who moved around from activity to activity with them. At the end of a hot morning, the children were all helped to cool down as ice pops, kindly donated by our PTA ‘Team Birchwood’, were handed out to the children at break time.
In the afternoon it was the turn of the Upper School children to show off their sporting prowess. We made a few positive changes to this years sports day. We moved the location of the Upper School sports day onto our own school field. This provided a more intimate feel and ensured that parents and pupils were all closer to the action, as well as providing a flatter running surface. We also introduced Year Group Boys, Girls and Mixed sprint relay races for the first time. This increased the number of events that pupils could sign up for. The relay races for the afternoon included sprint, skipping, sack race, bat and ball, hoops, obstacle, quoits, football and egg and spoon. I am not sure the fur coats and woolly hats used in the clothes race were suitable for the weather conditions, but luckily our children were running so fast that they didn’t have them on for long!
The children competed brilliantly and showed excellent sportsmanship throughout the afternoon. After a very hard fought competition the final results were as follows: First place and winner of the House Sports Day trophy Chaytor House with 192 points. Runners up - Goodere House with a score of 148 points. Third place - Morris House with a score of 128 points. Fourth place - Chetwynd House with a score of 108 points.
Sports Days take a lot of organising prior to the event and on the day. My special thanks go to Mrs Willis and Miss Noctor for organising and running the Lower School event and to Mrs Atkins, Mrs Clarke and Miss Stubbs for the Upper School event. Thanks to everyone who turned out to support our Sports Days. I hope you all enjoyed them as much as we did
KS1 Sports Day 2016
KS2 Sports Day 2016