The Friary’s Sports Day took place on Wednesday with pupils from Years 7 – 10 taking part in a variety of events ranging from the tug-of-war to the 100m.

Our congratulations must go to Tommy Roberts who broke the Year 7 boys 200m record with a time of 26.09 seconds. Also, Tom Larkin smashed the Year 8 200m record getting a time of 25.06 seconds. Additionally, Owen Clarke won a closely fought Year 10 boys 100m race where the top 3 finishers were all within a second of each other.

For the girls, Bryony Stephenson was the pick of the bunch beating her nearest competitor by 21 seconds on the way to first place in the Year 9 girls 800m. Tia Chisholm also showed her pedigree winning the Year 9 girls 200m by quite a distance. She won by a huge 3.7 seconds.

In the field events, Max Hewkin continued to show his class with the javelin, his winning distance being 12m. Elsewhere, Joseph Garland displayed his talents in the triple jump, beating some strong competition, where he hopped, skipped and jumped his way into the lead by quite some distance!

Lilah Boxall and Eve Marquise showed their prowess with the shot-putt beating the rest of the field. Finally, Natalie Adamkova displayed her athletic prowess jumping to victory in the Year 10 girls long jump by a margin of almost a metre.

The event was staged in Houses zones so there was a real rivalry throughout though Johnson House retained their title in the final reckoning. It was also supported by our fantastic PTFA who organised refreshment stalls for drinks and bites to eat.

Ian Rose, Deputy Headteacher, said: “Our Sports Day is always one of my most favourite days of the year and it was a great reminder of the importance of the event in terms of showcasing talents, encouraging healthy competition and seeing all abilities take part for the greater good of the wider House. The students and staff competed to their utmost and there was great excitement when it came to the final reveal of the points.”