The Roche School Sports Day 2019 got off to a flying start at Barn Elms playing fields on Monday June 24th with parents pitching up with blankets and picnics in the sunshine.
Lower and Upper School hold their events consecutively but they follow the same format. Starting with some sprinting (distances increasing with age), we move on to Fun Races, Relays and House Tug-of-War.
Pupils are encouraged to accessorise in house colours!
The spirit of the Roche School Sports Day rightly focuses on prowess in sport but there are other considerations too: team effort, being part of a community and above all the importance of endeavour are central to the occasion. Not everyone can win but even so the last over the line will often get a cheer!
At the end of Sports Day, prizes are awarded for a wide range of sporting achievements in football, cricket, netball, sportsmanship and many other activities. Prizes for the previously held track and field events are also given at this time. Finally the House Trophy is announced and our parents can contribute to this by winning points for the House Trophy during their own Tug-of-War and Relay events.
The opportunity was taken to thank the mums, dads and nannies who do so much to support the school throughout the course of the academic year. It makes a world of difference! Head of Sport Mr. Pete comments, “Another successful Sports Day is done and dusted! Congratulations to all of the children who put 100% effort into all of their races. Congratulations also go to those who received a placing in the sprints and the field events. Thanks to the parents for their support throughout the day and also to those who stepped up and joined in the parents House tug-of-war. Red House took the win for both mums and dads lower school with Yellow House taking the honours for upper school.”