14 Jun 2022

Primary Sports Day 2022

Primary Sports Day 2022

On Friday 10th June we held our annual Primary Sports Day. Our EYFS and Infants were in the morning and our junior year groups were in the afternoon. It was a sunny day to match the rays of sunshine our children gave off as they enthusiastically took part in their Sports Day!

EYFS & Infants

Our pre-school and reception classes, started on the track events. It was fantastic that we could invite spectators and fabulous to see the number of parents and grandparents who were able to attend and share this brilliant day. We had a traditional sprint race for both, followed by a ‘builder’s race’ for Wrens and an obstacle race for Robins and Sparrows. Whilst there were loud cheers coming from the track in support of Early Years, we had Year 1 and 2 competing in their field events. They took part in the long jump, tennis ball throw, speed bounce and an egg & spoon race around a rounders pitch. The children then made a switch, Wrens, Sparrows and Robins headed to the field to take part in the ‘lily pad jump’, ‘dome and dishes’, bean bag target throw and an egg & spoon race. Year 1 and 2 headed to the track to take part in the obstacle race, sprint race and a House relay. At the end of the events, we had a presentation to award Super Stars of the day.  The children were able to come up to the podium and enjoy a cheer from the crowd. All of our children tried really hard and gave it their all. Year 1 and 2 were awarded points for competing and the overall winner was St David with 248 points.  Well done to everyone for participating. A big thank you to all of the DHS staff, the day couldn’t run without you!

Juniors

We were very lucky to have great weather all day, which makes a difference from last year’s rain that forced us to use the backup date for our Junior years. Our Year 3 to 6 children took part in traditional field events, which they have been preparing for in their PE lessons to compete in the Javelin, Shot put, Discus and Long jump. All of the children taking part in the field events worked hard to perform at their best, to gain points for their House. In Year 3 and 4 a ‘Super Star’ was chosen for each field event, someone who showed determination and great sportsmanship. Congratulations to these students and well done for representing your House with energy and enthusiasm. In Year 5 and 6, students were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the field events for their year group. Congratulations to all of the children who made it onto the podium and scored points towards their House total.

Our track events included transitional events, such as the sprint race and the egg and spoon race. We also included an obstacle race, dressing up race and a Derby High School tradition, the potato race (no, there are no actual potatoes in the race!). There was a fantastic atmosphere and the buzz from the cheering crowds was impressive. Mr Horne and Mr Harper kept everyone entertained during the interval, with some popular music and some dance moves! It was brilliant to be able to welcome parents, which made the day even more special.

After the track and field events had finished, it was time for the year group relays. For each race, we had 6 students representing each House. In Year 3, 4 & 5, Andrew were the relay winners, the Year 6 winners were St George. All of the relay runners demonstrated great teamwork and this event was definitely a crowd favourite. We had reports from the senior building that chants and cheering could be heard from the field!

During the presentation, we were able to celebrate many of our children for both participation and performance. We had over 100 children climb onto the podium, whilst the crowd, their peers and teachers applauded the achievements from the day.

I would like to say a huge well done to all of the pupils for bringing lots of enthusiasm and demonstrating brilliant teamwork. Although, at times the children were competing in individual events, they were all working as a House team and supporting each other throughout the day. A big thank you to all of the DHS staff, for making the day such a success.  Finally, thank you to all the parents who came to support the day and gave us such lovely feedback.

Miss Stirland

Director of Sport

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