St Laurence Junior Academy students soar to victory at early sports day

Early sports day fun

St Laurence CofE Junior Academy held its highly anticipated Sports Day early this year, allowing everyone to fully enjoy the day without the scorching heat experienced last year.

The day kicked off with an action-packed morning session, as the children eagerly participated in a carousel of activities, each designed to test their skills, teamwork, and athletic prowess. The students competed in an obstacle course, showcased their precision in throwing competitions and demonstrated their agility in the table tennis balancing challenge, among other engaging activities.

Points were awarded to the four houses: Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. As the morning events unfolded, it became evident the competition would be fierce and every point would count.

After a brief break for lunch and a chance to refuel, the students returned to the field in the afternoon, ready to battle it out for the ultimate prize—the coveted Sports Day trophy. The afternoon races were met with intense anticipation and enthusiastic cheers from the crowd. Students lined up for the running races, gripping their egg and spoon tightly, hopping their way through the sack race, and racing towards victory in the hoop race.

Throughout the afternoon, the spirit of healthy competition shone brightly, with each house giving their all to claim the championship. Ultimately, it was Air House that soared to triumph, securing the top spot on the podium. Their dedication, determination, and teamwork paid off, earning them the honour of lifting the trophy high.

Mr. Wells, PE lead, played a pivotal role in organising the day’s events. His said: “Sports Day is always one of the highlights of the year and this year didn’t disappoint. On a day which had near perfect weather conditions, it was wonderful see so many great performances and every single child did their best and can be proud in the way they represented their house, both in the morning activities and in the afternoon races.

“It was lovely to be joined by so many parents and carers who cheered the children on in the afternoon – there was a great community feel to the event. A big thank you to all the staff and children who helped make Sports Day a success.”

Head teacher Mrs Graham added: “St. Laurence children showed their usual grit, determination and resilience competing with each other and in our house teams. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves in front of a fantastic crowd of families and it was a great day for all.”

The school also extended a warm appreciation to the parents and carers who came out to support their children.