Students excel at Sports Day 2017

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in News | No Comments

Saltash.net’s Sports Day 2017 was a fantastic success, featuring students from Years 7 to 9 taking part in a wide range of sporting activities across both track and field.

All tutor groups have represented an Olympic country throughout the year, earning points through intertutor rugby, football and netball tournaments, with Sports Day the climax of the year-long competition. Going into Sports Day, it was incredibly tight at the top of the table, with both Greece and Spain sitting joint top with 890 points.The eventual winner of the Inter Tutor Olympic Champions’ Shield was Spain.

As is fitting, the day started with a traditional flag parade, introducing each nation represented to the crowd in attendance.

Year 10 students also participated in Sports Day, with tutor groups battling against one another in a number of sports, including a World Cup Mixed football tournament on the All Weather Pitch.

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Delicious BBQ food was provided by Mrs Couch and her catering team, whilst Miss Noble ran a refreshing Healthy Eating stall.

The day had a celebratory and inclusive feel, with students encouraged to fully embrace the nation they were representing – with many wearing the country’s colours and having their faces painted accordingly! This enthusiasm would be crucial in deciding who would win the award of Best Supported Country.

Following last year’s tremendous event – which saw 13 new records set, this year a massive 20 new records were set. Wowzer!

Mr Hawkins, Head of PE at saltash.net, praised all students and staff for helping to make the day such an outstanding success.

“On behalf of the PE department, I would like to thank everyone who played a role in the success of Sports Day 2017. It was a brilliant team effort from early morning set up to a super staff relay.

“Our ambitious plans for the day with activities across 3 areas are only successfully executed because we can rely on an amazing set of teaching and support staff who are always ‘up for it’ and embrace the day. Students behaviour, efforts and achievements were outstanding: a record breaking year with 20 new track and field records is also testament to this,” he said.

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