The BSB Sports Day is an annual inter-school event run by the PE Department. Sports Day is about making students feel included and enabling those children who have a sporting talent to express that in a vibrant and healthy competition. It is a whole school event with students from year 7 through to year 13 taking part. There were several events held on the day that included throwing events, jumping events, skills based events and some fun events as well as some traditional track events, such as the 100, 200 & 400 metres and team relays. Students had competed in heats during PE lessons to win a place in the finals on the day.
There were several roles taken up by students on the day. We have a group of year 10 Sports Leaders who were in charge of running individual activities and Sixth Form students also took on supportive roles, helping staff with various jobs; they all did an excellent job and helped the day run smoothly. Students worked on developing skills in various ways through involvement in sport and they learnt about the importance of key values such as teamwork, fair play, respect and adherence to rules. It also provided a forum for our students to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing. This year the blue house won the event.
We would like to share some of the feedback from our students praising the excellent organization, the participants’ enthusiasm, the all-round attitude and the companionship and teamwork. Thanks to all the pupils, coaches and volunteers for this grand sports event!
“Overall, Sports Day was a breath-taking event with activities for all students. There were a wide-range of activities from penalty shootout, to limbo, from welly throw to triple-jump. A well organized area full of fun and excitement for students and for teachers. Every single student thoroughly enjoyed raising points for their house. And finally came the time for the announcement of the winners: Immediately there was a deafening silence… Sadly the Greens came second by seventeen points. On the other hand, the Blue team had an excellent all-rounder attitude and definitely deserved the win”, Matteo and Abi (Year 7).
“Sports Day was a blast; my only regret is that we didn’t win, although we all tried our hardest. I loved the atmosphere; the team spirit really pushed us to be the best we can be. The activities were awesome, my all time favourite was the shoe toss”, Julia (Year 7).