Sports Day 2023
Sports day was again a fantastic event involving over 300 competitors taking part in track and fields events as well as the tug of war.
Despite the best efforts of the weather to dampen the occasion, the level of performance was incredibly high.
A number of school records were broken during the day.
Year 8 student Poppy Nutman won the 800m with a time of 2 minutes 38 seconds beating Ellie Dobson’s record which has stood since 2008.
Year 9 student Willliam Mcintosh followed up his excellent performance in the English schools athletics championships claiming the school 400m record held previously by Jack Fisher since 2008. William’s time of 56.28 seconds was emphatic taking 4 seconds off the record.
Year 12 student Usman Ali surpassed the record for 400m held by Thomas Ashen since 2017. Usman’s time of 53.82 seconds beat the existing record by a mammoth eight seconds.
The final record of the day went to Year 12 student Woody Walker in the shot put, his outstanding throw of 13.00m smashed the previous record of 10m 57 set last year.
Congratulations to all of the competitors who put in so much effort into every event both in the track and in the field. There was also outstanding support from the main stand which created a fantastic positive atmosphere.
A massive thankyou to all the teaching and support staff for their hard work before during and after the event and to the Year 12 A level PE students and sports leaders who helped Marshall and officiate the track and field events.