Bourne Elsea Park CE Primary Academy attend sports day
Children from Bourne Elsea Park CE Primary Academy took part in KS1 and KS2 sports days on Wednesday, May 25, and Tuesday, June 7.
During the mornings, the children demonstrated their throwing and jumping skills in the field events with enthusiasm. We were then absolutely delighted to welcome back parents, carers, family, and friends to spectate in the afternoon.
It was a fantastic colourful sight to see the children competing in their house colour t-shirts in a variety of races from the highly competitive sprint and endurance races to the hilarious sack race and the brilliant fancy-dress race. The standard of competition was high and there were some outstanding performances from individuals and some talented athletes on display.
Pupils demonstrated determination to do well both for themselves and for their house, perseverance (especially in the sack race), teamwork and comradery but most importantly they had fun. It was a nerve wracking wait to find out which team had won each day. In KS1, Mars were the winners and on KS2 sports day Saturn triumphed.
There were huge smiles on the children’s faces throughout, which was a joy to see, and all the staff were incredibly proud of the children.
After a two year absence, Bourne Abbey’s KS2 sports day recently returned to the school’s Manning Road field and what an amazing spectacle it was. It was a tremendous afternoon of house competition and it was lovely to see the children overcoming their nerves, developing skills in their events and supporting one another.
Robin house proved too strong for the other houses on the day and finished in first place.
Mr Shore, PE leader, said: “We were delighted to see the competitive spirit shown by the children. The whole KS2 staff team were incredibly proud of them. It was fantastic too, to be able to invite parents and carers to join us again and we hope that they enjoyed the afternoon as much as the children and staff.”
And it was also fantastic to see the Reception children at Bourne Abbey and their families come together earlier this term to finally celebrate our sporting achievements after previously being rained off by the great British weather!
The children were amazing and took part in four races. To start, there was a sprint run, next came the good old egg and spoon race, then the children had to gather the fruit in their basket and sprint to the finish. The children’s favourite race by far was the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee race which involved dressing up in a fancy garland and crown and then running to the finish waving their flag in celebration of the Queen. The children were awarded ribbons for first, second and third to mark their successes and all children received a ‘well done’ medal for taking part.
Helen Bergmann, reception year leader, said: “We were so proud of all of the children as they took part in their first school sports day and it was so lovely to be able to invite parents and carers to share the experience with us.”