On Tuesday 4th July, Broadclyst and Westclyst had their annual sports day. It was the first year that Westclyst had taken part and as such, we had an extra track for the day and filled Broadclyst Village Playing Field with athletics!
The children competed in track and field events throughout the morning, with KS2 running on a 60m track and KS1 and Early Years running on a 40m track. There were the fiercely competitive throwing events which were The Javelin, Shotput, Discus and Bean-Bag throw. The day also saw the always popular, Standing Long Jump and the usual favourites of Egg and Spoon, Angel race and the Sack race.
The Long Distance races provided some of the most memorable moments of the day as children from Year 6 ran 4 laps of the field, some girls coming in hand-in-hand supporting each other across the finishing line. The children all competed with excellent determination and skill especially in the Sprints as the timings were so close the staff had a difficult job to pick the winners! It was fantastic to see the excellent sportsmanship on display from all the children who all did the school proud.
After all the races had finished and certificates had been awarded the children returned to school for a well-earned barbeque. It was another successful sportsday and we’re looking forward to next year already!