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KEVICC Sports Day

KEVICC Sports Day: Tuesday 07 July 2018

Sports Day is always a fantastic event for the whole school to enjoy and certainly a highlight of the school year. Leading up to the day is usually a fast paced journey of getting teams organised, fitting in Athletics’ club practices for the events and watching the weather and field like a hawk! Over recent years we have been challenged by the weather and this year was no exception. This although instead of the usual British summer time challenge we had to manage a heat wave! We also had the addition of a few moles that had decided to create some mounds on part of our 8-lane track! Having spent a few weeks putting the teams together in PE lessons, students had been out in their numbers practising for their events at Athletics club.

On the morning of Sports Day, set up began for the day at 7am; the equipment was put out for the various track and field events, the gazebos were set up for shelter along with the water/sun cream stations and the first aid marquee tent. As the athletes started to arrive and warm up, the PA system was tested and the spectators from Year 7 and 8 took their seats on the bank.

The day has evolved throughout the last few years and this year we continued with just Year 7 and 8 for the morning, then 9 and 10 would take their turn after break and finally all year groups coming out after lunch to watch the much anticipated 100m and 4x100m relay events.

Throughout the day we saw some fantastic performances and some records broken too! Gyles, Babbage and Davis all had moments when they were in the lead with points.  

Despite the run up being dominated by the heat wave, today the wind kicked up and a few gazebos suffered to say the least! Then at lunchtime the heavens opened and the remainder of the day had to be postponed, as the rain got heavier. We concluded Sports day a few weeks later with just athletes finishing the 100m and 4x100m relay races, which were thrilling to watch.

The house shield was to be presented to the winning house in an assembly in September due to the late conclusion of Sports Day after rain postponed the final events.  

The athletes were incredible to watch and there were numerous talented performances as well as a real team effort by many. The event winners are:

Event

Girl

Boy

Year 7 100m

Lydia Grover

Ethan Williams

Year 7 200m

Lydia Grover

Charlie Shearer

Year 7 300m / 400m

Foxy Chambers

Otis Minto

Year 7 800m

Esme Rich

Ryan Widdecombe

Year 7 1500m

Emily May

Ryan Widdecombe

Year 7 Hurdles

Emily May

Toby Bellamy

Year 7 Long Jump

Olivia Rogers

Carlos Rodrigez

Year 7 Triple Jump   

Foxy Chambers

Jupiter Jones

Year 7 High Jump

Hebe Pearson-Link

Lewis Hayes

Year 7 Shot Putt

Mary-Jo Chaplin

Jack Daniels

Year 7 Javelin

Ellie Mitchell

Shane Lilley

 

Event

Girl

Boy

Year 8 100m

Martha Bradley

Josh Chaplin

Year 8 200m

Alyssa Gayle

Josh Chaplin

Year 8 300m / 400m

Alyssa Gayle

Josh Chaplin

Year 8 800m

Alyssa Gayle

Caspian Fouche

Year 8 1500m

Alyssa Gayle

Caspian Fouche

Year 8 Hurdles

Amelia Flynn

Joss Teasdale Edwards

Year 8 Long Jump

Elissa Garrett

Phoenix Jordan-Watts

Year 8 Triple Jump   

Aimee Slater

Kanji Okihara

Year 8 High Jump

Erin Stewart

Travis Ratclift

Year 8 Shot Putt

Molly Andrews

Ramon Wallace

Year 8 Javelin

Amy Hext

Harry Carnell

 

Event

Girl

Boy

Year 9 100m

Poppy Gronow

Jacob Finch

Year 9 200m

Honey Sharp

Jacob Finch

Year 9 300m / 400m

Ella White

Ben Langley

Year 9 800m

Lola Gillespie

Aikin Hurd-Thomas

Year 9 1500m

Lola Gillespie

Ben Langley

Year 9 Hurdles

Poppy Gronow

Jacob Finch

Year 9 Long Jump

Ebony Salome

Jacob Finch

Year 9 Triple Jump   

Rowan Bere

Tully Chaplin

Year 9 High Jump

Ebony Salome

Aikin Hurd-Thomas

Year 9 Shot Putt

Alana Wells

Ezra Dickinson

Year 9 Javelin

Maddison Davis

Hamish Osborne

 

Event

Girl

Boy

Year 10 100m

Molly Peakman

Oscar Gronow

Year 10 200m

Ella Rockett-Pooley

Jamie Medd

Year 10 300m / 400m

Issy Walton

Jack Gapper

Year 10 800m

Emmy Parsons

Alfie Annear

Year 10 1500m

Rio Creed

Alfie Annear

Year 10 Hurdles

Cathryn Honey

Oscar Gronow

Year 10 Long Jump

Molly Peakman

Oscar Gronow/Finn Clarke

Year 10 Triple Jump   

Enola De Jong

Finn Clarke

Year 10 High Jump

Cathryn Honey

Jack Gapper

Year 10 Shot Putt

Jasmine Scott-Taylor

Harry Bamforth

Year 10 Javelin

Grace Raynor

Oliver Battye

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 this lovely award went to two people for their joint efforts in both PE throughout the year and on Sports Day; Alexia Newhouse and Rio Creed in Year 10. Both have always remained determined and positive and are delightful young ladies who are wonderful role models to others and always willing to help.     

The girl and boy champions from each year will have their names engraved on our sports trophies.  These students achieved the most points for the house throughout the day’s events.

Year 7 Girl Champion

Olivia Rogers

Year 7 Boy Champion

Toby Bellamy

Year 8 Girl Champion

Alyssa Gayle

Year 8 Boy Champion

Phoenix Jordan Watts

Year 9 Girl Champion

Phoenix Davis

Year 9 Boy Champion

 Jacob Finch

Year 10 Girl Champion

Jasmine Scott Taylor

Year 10 Boy Champion

Ben Dawes and Oscar Gronow

After calculating the house points from the day’s events and the house competitions throughout the year, the overall winning house was Davis who last won in 2015 scoring a total number of 1311 points to claim the winning title this year. Last year’s winners Gyles came joint second with 2016 winner’s Babbage with 1271 points this year. Fourth place was Scott with 1047 points.

After a number of fantastic performances this year a few records were broken and those students can now proudly add their names to the long and inspiring history documented on our sports day programme and trophies. They now join the Sports Day programme with all of the rest of the record holders for the school some of which date back to the early 1970s, proving that the school records are extremely difficult to beat!  

Jacob Finch now holds the Year 9 Boys Long Jump record, jumping 5.40m. He added to this by claiming the 100m record finishing the race in 11.86 seconds, which is incredible. The Year 9 boys 100m record was also broken by Tully Chaplin who came second but still broke the record finishing the race in 12.19 seconds which is a fantastic achievement. Enola De Jong broke the Year 10 Girls Triple Jump record jumping 8.55m, Foxy Chambers broke the Year 7 Girls Triple Jump record jumping 8m and Tully Chaplin broke the Year 9 boys Triple Jump record jumping 11.81m. The DAVIS Year 9 boys relay 4x100 A team broke the record finishing the race in 50.81 seconds. Foxy Chambers broke the Year 7 girls 300m record finishing the race in 50.72 seconds and Hamish Osborne broke the Year 9 Boys Javelin record throwing 26.58m. A wonderful set of achievements and a real pleasure to spectate.

We are most grateful to many people for making KEVICC Sports Day 2018 possible overcoming a range of challenges and for making it a success; Keith Jones our grounds keeper for ensuring that the fields were ready for us to use; the athletes for performing with such confidence and prowess; the spectators for creating the atmosphere; the staff of KEVICC for their continued support of this event in various ways; Ken Creber for the PA system; our Year 8 and Year 10 leaders who helped us on the day; our sixth form PE students and a few Year 11 GCSE PE students who also helped out on the day and finally the wonderful PE department for their hard work and effort.

We always enjoy this day despite the hard work it takes to plan and make it happen when the weather is not playing ball! 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.

Thank you to all for another glorious sports day!

Carly Perring

Teacher of Physical Education