SPORTS DAY 2023!
Despite the promise of rain, the weather stayed perfect and we were able to cap our Healthy Me week with our annual sports day. This year we'd tried to make the event more eco-friendly, so had encouraged active travel, used qr codes instead of printing lots of programmes, had recycled stickers and also had recycling bins out for parents/visitors.
Lead by our Y6 children, we completed our morning field events. Children rotated through the javelin, speed bounce, standing long jump and target throw. Children were then awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for each event which were given out in class. After the morning activities, St Bernadette were in 1st place overall.
In the afternoon, parents and guests joined us for our track events. The children competed fairly and were fantastic with their encouragement. This year they wore house colours which added to the event. Again, the children in Year 6 were very helpful in sorting the events, ably lead by our sports leaders. Thanks to strong finish in the relays and mini-marathons, St Oscar Romero were able to overhaul our morning leaders and claim victory. Well done to them!
1st=St Oscar Romero.
4th=St John Paul
SPORTS DAY 2022!
For the first time in three years we were able to conduct a full Sports Day at school. No more bubbles, instead we had Year 6 helpers, visitors from St Nicholas and once again parents and families back in to watch. It was fantastic to welcome everyone back and celebrate an event like this as a community once again.
As this was our first 'proper' Sports Day for three years we opted to not tinker with the format so stuck with our usual morning set of activities. This time however we were to rotate through the morning so all classes could take part in the javelin, speed bounce, standing long jump and target throw. We were assisted by x2 Y10 helpers from St Nicholas who gave up their INSET day off to support our school and children, much appreciate.
After an early lunch, the weather stayed fair and the field was packed for the first time in a long time. The Year 6 children ably assisted staff to support setting up the races and a full program of over 120 races were run in the end over all 7 classes. We finished with relays, the round the field 'marathon' and the ever popular toddlers race. When all the scores were totted up St Oscar Romero retained their sporting crown with a defense of the title they won last year. I know for all staff it was a joy see the children taking part and enjoying each others success and we hope you al enjoyed it too.
1st= St Oscar Romero.
2nd=St John Paul.
SPORTS DAY 2021!
After last year's cancellation due to COVID, we final returned to the playground and track for our annual Sports Day. This year was still slightly different however. Children competed in Bubbles rather than as a whole school and no spectators we allowed in. As a result Sport Day became Sports Days but the more relaxed feel to the event was enjoyed by all the children who took part.
Over Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last week the children first competed in 4 outdoor events. The beanbag throw, the standing long jump, the javelin and the speed bounce. Scores we added up for each house and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes were given out.
Each bubble then moved onto the field for a collection of running races. The scores rolled in over the 3 days and rather than our normal presentation on the field we instead enjoyed a whole school zoom where we were able to celebrate all the positives of the amended format as well as reveal the winners.
1st= St Oscar Romero.
3rd=St John Paul.
A special word of note to the Year 6 children who supported the track events for each Bubble in a Covid safe way. Your assistance and kindness made the whole event possible. A real credit to the school!
SPORTS DAY 2019!
Last Friday the sun shone at last and we were able to host our annual Sports Day!
As usual our Year 6 children oversaw our morning rotation. After a light drizzle all 7 classes were able to take part in the morning field activities. Children bounced as many times as they could for 1 minute, threw the javelin, attempted a standing long jump then finally used their accuracy in the bean bag throw. Points were collected and stickers awarded.
In the afternoon a lovely breeze helped keep everyone cool in the sunshine. Sprints, sack races, egg and spoon races, obstacle races, potato races and hurdles were attempted. Each child taking part in the sprints plus 2 events of their choice. The events were then wrapped up with the relays, mini-marathons and finally, everyone's favourite, the toddlers race!
After the points were counted the overall result fell as below.
1st=St John Paul
3rd=St Oscar Romero
Congratulations to everyone involved and to St John Paul for retaining their title.
SPORTS DAY 2018!
On Friday 22nd June we held our annual Sports Day!
In the morning Year 6 ran a set of field activities on the playground. These included standing long jump, javelin, speed bounce and beanbag throwing. Points were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for both boys and girls in each class.
After lunch was the main event on the field. In blazing sunshine all 4 teams performed fantastically in front of a busy crowd. We had sprints, egg and spoon races, hurdles, sack races, potato races, obstacle races and then we finished off with the relays before finally the mini-marathon!
1st=St John Paul
Joint 3rd=St Bernadette and St Teresa.
Congratulations to everyone for their effort and for their sportsmanship!
SPORTS DAY 2017!
On Friday the twenty third of June St. Bede's did sports day. In the morning I took part in some activities. First I did speed bounce. Then I did javelin. After that I did target throw. Last of all I did long jump. In the afternoon the first race I did was the running race. Next I did the sack race. I was very proud because I came third. It was the best day! Yellow team won.
By Hannah Year 1