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KEVICC Sports Day​​​​​​​

Wednesday 06 July 2016

Sports Day is always a fantastic event for the whole school to enjoy and certainly a highlight of the school year. The weather was on our side on both pre sports day where the weather was cloudy which benefitted our long distance runners and for the main event of sports day glorious sunshine to keep both spectators and athletes happy!  

We started at 7.15am to set up for the day; we staked and fenced out the areas of the field, put the equipment out, got the gazebos up for shelter and set up the hurdles. The music and PA system was in place and the athletes were starting to arrive as the songs of motivation rang out.  

This year due to unforeseen restrictions sports day took a new form in the way of replicating a schools competition evening. This meant that there was a two hour window for all year 7 and 8 events in the two morning sessions which was followed by year 9 and 10 during session 3 and 4. There was a concern that this may have an impact on the atmosphere but the students did not disappoint. Whilst there may have only been half the school on the bank during session1 and 2 the rapturous applause for the competing athletes demonstrated yet again the supportive and cooperative nature of the students at KEVICC.

As we headed into lunch time Davis  were the surprise leaders, clearly in the lead and the fight for second and third place was close between Gyles and last year’s winner’s Babbage.

After lunch the exciting relay races for both A and B relays took part. The relay races are the pinnacle of sports day, with over 200 students taking part in races for their house with the results playing a huge role in the overall winners of this year’s event. Some outstanding team and individual performances left the young students in awe of the athleticism on show. The noise from the spectators in the afternoon was deafening demonstrated the sense of pride the students had in the house throughout the day!

The event winners are;

Event

Girl

Boy

Year 7 100m

Martha Bradley

Travis Ratcliff

Year 7 200m

Alyssa Gayle

Daniel Eytle

Year 7 300m / 400m

Amelia Flynn

Travis Ratcliff

Year 7 800m

Elissa Garrett

Josh Chaplin

Year 7 1500m

Alyssa Gayle

Alfie Bond

Year 7 Hurdles

Molly Andrews

Harley Nolan

Year 7 Long Jump

Elissa Garrett

Louis Nunn

Year 7 Triple Jump   

Holly Scott-Taylor

Alfie Bond

Year 7 High Jump

Erin Stewart

Travis Ratcliff

Year 7 Shot Putt

Molly Andrews

Ramon Wallace

Year 7 Javelin

Tilly Towner

Sam Wilde

 

Event

Girl

Boy

Year 8 100m

Honey Sharp

Jacob Finch

Year 8 200m

Honey Sharp

Jacob Finch

Year 8 300m / 400m

Ella White

George Tredinnick

Year 8 800m

Lola Gillespie

Lincoln Garrett

Year 8 1500m

Poppy Gronow

Aikin Hurd-Thomas

Year 8 Hurdles

Poppy Gronow

Harry Roach

Year 8 Long Jump

Millie Marshall

Ben Langley

Year 8 Triple Jump   

Alice Bailey

George Tredinnick

Year 8 High Jump

Ebony Solomone

Aikin Hurd-Thomas

Year 8 Shot Putt

Alana Wells

Finn Harvey

Year 8 Javelin

Alana Wells

Hamish Osbourne

 

Event

Girl

Boy

Year 9 100m

Molly Peakman

Oscar Gronow

Year 9 200m

Saskia Nicholls

Jamie Medd

Year 9 300m / 400m

Ella Rocket-pooley

Luis Edmondson

Year 9 800m

Shanti Alem’neh

Dominic Viney

Year 9 1500m

Jasmine Scott-Taylor

Dominic Viney

Year 9 Hurdles

Molly Peakman

Oscar Gronow

Year 9 Long Jump

Holly Humphries

Finn Clark

Year 9 Triple Jump   

Enola De Jong

Finn Clark

Year 9 High Jump

Cathryn Honey

Richard Byrne

Year 9 Shot Putt

Jasmine Scott-Taylor

Richard Byrne

Year 9 Javelin

Enola De Jong

Ben Daws

 

Event

Girl

Boy

Year 10 100m

Matty Daniels

Isaac Beardsmore

Year 10 200m

Mei Pratt Johns

Edward Ridge

Year 10 300m / 400m

Jo Anders

Michael Lambert Stonier

Year 10 800m

Runa Manby

Ben Wakeham

Year 10 1500m

Jordan Axford

Ben Wakeham

Year 10 Hurdles

Matty Daniels

Ross Draper

Year 10 Long Jump

Matty Daniels

Cassius Williams

Year 10 Triple Jump   

Eve Rowse

Reece Gribble

Year 10 High Jump

Matty Daniels

Zak Harding

Year 10 Shot Putt

Jo Anders

Jack Lewis

Year 10 Javelin

Lucy McMurray

Huw Paige

The Anchor Cup, which is our endeavour cup and in loving memory of ex-student Tom Perrin, is awarded to students who are role models for always trying hard to achieve their potential, who inspire others by overcoming challenges to persevere and who work well with others and are true team players. This year the award went to Ahmad Alksour who turned up at 7.30am and was setting equipment up with staff. Not only was he a valuable asset to the running of events during the day as a young leader, he also competed in a number of events throughout the day, representing his house and was ready to step in when no one else would! Ahmad showed the true sporting spirits of sportsmanship, excellence and determination throughout the day. Well done Ahmad!

Year 7 Girl Champion

Elissa Garrett

Year 7 Boy Champion

Travis Ratcliff

Year 8 Girl Champion

Brooke Toms

Year 8 Boy Champion

Aikin Hurd Thomas

Year 9 Girl Champion

Jasmine Scott-Taylor

Year 9 Boy Champion

Jamie Medd

Year 10 Girl Champion

Matty Daniels

Year 10 Boy Champion

Adam Backhouse

The Champions awards are given to those students who have participated in a range of events for a number of reasons and have been able to gain their houses the most amount of points. Well done to all those listed above you truly are role models to those around you!

After calculating all of the results across the two days first and second place were only separated by 4 points!!! This year’s winners were GYLES house with a score of 1186 points. In second place was last year’s winners Babbage house with a total of 1182. In third position was Davis with a total 1167 and in fourth position were Scott with a total of 1094 points! Well done to all who contributed in any small way you have done your house proud!

During the school day there were fantastic individual performances from Aikin Hurd Thomas who was able to break the record in his chosen event of high jump. In the year 8 boys high jump Aikin cleared a whopping 1.51 which saw him beat the long standing record. Well done Aikin!  We have a long and inspiring history documented on our sports day programme and trophies.  All students who were awarded trophy awards today become part of that history with their names engraved on each of them. Some of the record holders for the school some of which date back to the early 1970s and proving that they are extremely difficult to beat!   

We are most grateful to many people for making KEVICC Sports Day 2017 possible overcoming a range of challenges in making it a success; Keith Jones our grounds keeper for ensuring that the fields were ready for us to use and the track looking in pristine shape; the athletes for performing with such confidence and prowess; the spectators for creating a fantastic atmosphere to drive their athlete on during their events; the staff of KEVICC for their continued support of this event in various ways; Kevin Creber for the PA system; our young sports leaders who contributed immensely to the smooth running of the event and showed the characteristics of role models throughout; Carly Perring the team leader of PE who works tirelessly in the background to make the day a success and finally the wonderful PE department for their hard work and effort both before, during and after the event!

Sports day is a fabulous day and we always enjoy the day despite the hard work it takes to plan and make happen. We would welcome any feedback from staff and students about sports day so we can continue to work hard to make this day even better each year.

Daniel Gillard

Raising Standards Leader in Physical Education