We were delighted to see saw the return of the whole school Sports Day – it is historically a big event for the school and it was fantastic to see it back.

The schedule was jam-packed with activities with field events happening in the morning and then track events and tug-of-war for students and staff in the afternoon.

There were a string of highlighted including:

  • Fraser Neenan beat his personal best in the Year 7 Javelin to take the Gold with a throw of 23.2m. This was the second best distance in the school narrowly beaten by Max Hewkin in Year 10 with a huge 25.4m.
  • Georgia Griffiths in Year 8 was the pick of the 800m runners in the morning beating the rest of the field by 44 seconds. This was also a school record by 7 seconds!
  • Henry Jones won a tight boys long jump event in Year 9 with a distance of 4.49m. Narrowly beating a talented Joe Ward who got 4.41m.
  • Another notable long jump mention should go to Sophie Buckley who beat the field by 90cm to win the Year 9 girls event.

In the afternoon, Seward proved to have some of the strongest tug-of-war teams in the school winning the event in Years 7, 8 and 9, whereas Darwin and Garrick showed they had been practicing their change-overs in PE lessons by winning 2 relay events each.

In the individual events:

  • Callum Devlin roared to victory in the Year 10 boys 100m with a rapid time of 11.69 seconds. The second fastest boy of the day was Rhys Wynne in Year 9. This was a close event with the Top 3 all coming within a second of each other; however Rhys just managed to hold onto first place in front of Tyler Rust-Andrews.
  • Layla Wallis stormed home in a tight Year 7 girls 200m with a winning time of 30.33 seconds.

Sam Foster, Head of Performance & Technologies, said: “It was impressive to see so many students having a go at the events and it was the best Sports Day we have had in terms of participation so well done to all involved.”