Super Sports Days in the Sunshine

Javelin throwing, high jump, egg and spoon and obstacles races were all part of Henley primary school sports day in the sunshine this year.  For a change, schools didn’t have to worry about the rain but had to deal with the high temperatures and the competition on the track was hot too.


Children enjoyed both track and field events in the beautiful forest school grounds.  Afterwards Rose from Year 5 said, “Sports day was exhilarating, ecstatic and exhausting’. Oscar in Year 1 said, “I really liked the egg and spoon because the egg kept on rolling off the spoon. I came second.” Summer from Year 4 added, “It was fun, the best bit was the javelin. I came first.”

Rupert House

Nile House narrowly won the lower school competition with 242 points and Sahara House won the upper school competition.

Headteacher Mrs Lynas said, “This year’s Sports Day was another great success. It was great to see all the children, including our youngest Rupert Bears, compete with huge enjoyment in all the events. The effort and determination shown by the children representing their house to try to win the House Trophy is truly amazing. After a morning of wonderful competition, there can only be one winner!”

Sacred Heart

Rachel Gavin, Headteacher said, “A wonderful time was had by all at Sacred Heart’s annual sports day. With a wide range of events including high jump, javelin, long jump, speed bounce and of course the more traditional competitive races there was something for everyone. We were delighted that so many parents were able to join us along side some of our ex pupils who didnt’ want to miss out on the day! This year Lourdes house won the sports cup. House Captain Jack was especially pleased to lift the trophy… just as jubilant were teachers Mr Greig-Jenkins & Ms Penna who won the adults race!!”


Teacher, Peter Moody who hosted the Sports Day said, “The hottest day of the year saw 100’s of parents join all year groups for Trinity CE Primary School’s annual Sports Day. The event, organised by the school’s PE Coordinator Josh Batty, has grown year on year to become the favourite day of the year with both parents and pupils. The children enjoyed competing in a variety of track sports which included the sprints, long distance, egg & spoon, obstacle course, sack races and the water carry challenge to get points for their house team. Families and children sweltered in the sun, but FOTS (Friends of Trinity School) were on hand at the end of the day to throw a party and serve much needed ice creams and lollies.”

Orwell were crowned Sports Day Champions in a close finish with Springfield.

Valley Road

Valley Road Headteacher, Tim Coulson said, “Sports Day at Valley Road was a lovely morning won by Golden Eagles house. Organised by Mrs Herbert, the pupils had the chance to take part in flat races, obstacle races and relay. I was very proud of all those who took part as they did it in such a supportive way to each other. In particular, I was really impressed by the Year 6 pupils who helped to organise all the other classes with their events and played a large part in encouraging the nursery pupils in what would have been for most their very first Sports Day. My grateful thanks to all who came along to support their children.”

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