A record breaking Sports Day at saltash.net

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in News | No Comments

saltash.net’s annual Sports Day had an Olympic feel to it this year, as is only appropriate during an Olympic year.

Sports Day 2016 was a tremendous event, featuring students from Years 7 to 9 competing in a range of track and field events. All tutor groups represented an Olympic country for the day, and the traditional Olympic parade of nations took place before the competition began.

The countries chosen were China, Great Britain, Greece, the United States, Australia, Spain, Brazil and South Korea.

There were also events for Year 10 to participate in, as tutor groups competed against one another in a number of sports, including a World Cup Mixed football tournament on the All Weather Pitch.

A number of individual awards were also handed out to students who had excelled during Sports Day, and the top tutor group from each year was also recognised.

Dawn Couch and her catering team cooked up a Brazilian BBQ on the field, whilst Miss Noble ran a yummy healthy eating stall which included Rio-style fruit kebabs and other options. This year a number of Year 10 GCSE Catering students got involved during the recent Theme Day to help prepare all the snacks for Sports Day, visiting Tamar Fruiterers for an educational trip. The Healthy Snack stand made a profit of £200.68, which will be donated to Cancer Research.

Students were encouraged to have their faces painted with the colours and flags of their nation, and to learn as much about their countries as possible before Sports Day.

As is tradition, Mr Romain acted as MC for the day, whilst Mr Henderson played a diverse range of songs in his role as DJ.

Students had been competing for their tutor group and country during PE lessons throughout the year, with boys playing rugby and football, and the girls football and netball.

Points were allocated based on performances during this inter tutor competition, and were added to the Sports Day results to determine the final standings.

Leading into Sports Day, the official standings were extremely close, with Greece leading in 1st on 86 points, with Spain just trailing on 80 points.

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 Olympic Sports Day 2016. It was a brilliant all round effort.

“Our ambitious plans for the day were only successfully executed because we have an amazing team of teaching and support staff that are always ‘up for it’ and really embraced the day! I am sure this reflected on the students’ performances who themselves were outstanding in their efforts and achievements when competing and supporting their team mates. A fantastic day to remember.”

Congratulations to all involved on their part in a fantastic day.

Sports Day rankings

1stSpain Spain
2ndGreat Britain GB
3rdGreece Greece


New Sports Day records

Year 7 Girls 400mMia Sandy1:13:33
Year 7 Boys 400mCameron Fedrick1:09:91
Year 8 Boys 100mArchie Fleming12:64
Year 7 Girls 100mHollie Congo14:43
Year 7 Girls 200mSophie Randall33:16
Year 7 Girls 4 x 100m relayLucy George, Abi Shapland, Hollie Congo, Katie Flanagan1:02:03
Year 7 Boys 4x100m relayTyrique Hurrell, Max Wilson, Kieren O’Melia, Cameron Fedrick1:00:28
Year 7 Boys JavelinHenry Curtis21.90m
Year 8 Girls JavelinLowenna Savery17.29m
Year 9 Boys Long JumpHenry Bunning4.66m
Year 8 Boys ShotHarry Richardson9.56m
Year 9 ShotGeorge Thompson11.29m
Medley relayTeam Spain2:02:19