Sporting Success at Sacred Heart Sports Day


Sacred Heart’s annual Feast & Sports Day on Friday started off with a Mass at Sacred Heart Church in the morning.  The children and parents then went down to the Tesco Sports Ground on Reading Road for the start of the Sports Day.  The first events were the field events which included javelin, long jump and shot putt.  Families then enjoyed their picnic lunch and refreshments organised by the PTA.  After lunch the House Captains collected their teams for the parade before the track events started.  The track events which included sprint, long distance and relays even saw Reception children taking part in a hurdles race and the cargo net in the obstacle race proved a challenge for all the children.


Every child in every race got a lovely rosette including a ‘Well Done’ for those who came 4th, 5th and 6th. Lyn and Sue from the school office did a brilliant job in recording the scores for each race and Walsingham House were the overall winners.


There were many fantastic sporting winners over the day however Roman Wilson in Year 3 needs a special mention as he went back in the long distance race to help his friend Izzie Hendersen who had fallen over and hurt herself. His Mum, Hannah said, “What a gentleman at just aged 8, it was lovely to see his caring nature take over from winning the race.”


Karen Edwards, headteacher of Sacred Heart, said “I feel that it was the most successful Feast and Sports Day so far. We were lucky with the weather and the events were hugely supported by parents, family members and members of our school community. Our thanks go to all the staff, PTA, parents and of course children who made the day so enjoyable.”

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