Sports Day was blisteringly hot, but the Crescent’s pupils are made of strong stuff and not even a dust devil, a strong whirlwind column of air, whipping across the field could put them of their stride. Race after race, event after event our outstanding young athletes, leapt, threw and ran, surpassing many previous achievements to make this year’s Sports Day another super, smashing, record breaking success.

Our combined Prep and Pre-Prep Sports Day took place on Monday 25 June. The school travelled the short distance to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Track in Rugby, to make use of their fantastic athletics facilities.

The Pre-Prep children enjoyed all the usual traditional sports day races including sprints, egg and spoon, skipping and the ever popular obstacle race. Then after a break to refuel, they finished their competition with the relay shuttle race.

The Prep children took part in sprints, a middle distance 800m race, the Long Jump and High Jump, a Throwing Challenge and the Relay Race. All of the events were hotly contested and plenty of new school records were set. They included:

  • Year 4 Long Jump - George Bell - 3.56m - Red House
  • Year 4 Throw - Josh Gorbutt - 32.9m - Red House
  • Year 5/6 High Jump - Matthew Browne - 1.24m - Red House
  • Year 5/6 Long Jump - Oliver Bell - 4m - Red House
  • Year 5/6 Throwing - Gabriel White - 41.6m - Yellow House

At the Crescent, Sports Day isn’t just about the competition, it is all about the participation. Every child ran in a sprint and every child took part in an individual event and, most importantly, every child had fun. As is always the case the children’s behaviour was impeccable, they offered support and encouragement to each other and congratulated and commiserated with good heart.

At the end of the afternoon Mr Thackway announced the House results and presented the trophies.

  • Years 1 and 2 Overall - Blue House
  • Years 3 and 4 Overall - Yellow House
  • Years 5 and 6 Overall - Red House

A big thank you to all of the staff involved, and also to the Princethorpe Prefects who came over to help out. It was a fabulous, fun-filled, super, sporty, sunny afternoon!