Thursday, 9 July 2015

Fun in the sun at Whitley Sports Day 2015

Written by Emma Smith and Selina Miruku.

On the 9th July 2015, Whitley Academy held their annual Sports Day, where Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 students took part in multiple sports, such as rounders, tug of war, athletics, and various field events.
At break time, everybody changed into their P.E kit for the exciting afternoon ahead. We were allowed an early lunch (12:00pm). Everyone had a suitable and balanced lunch to assure that it would fill them up for the hot afternoon ahead.
After the students had made their way to the field, they excitedly scurried to their designated areas and listened to the music coming from the gazebo the P.E teachers had put up, so we could listen as we were waiting.
Before the events started, the ice-cream van pleasantly arrived and a wave of delight filled the air.
Finally the sports competitions began and people were waiting anxiously for their sport to be called up. The first sports were field events such as long jump, javelin, shot put and more. Whilst the events were taking place, the students and teachers were relaxing, eating ice cream, and listening to the very popular music of 2015.
Moving on in the afternoon was the ‘tug of war’. Of course this event required quite a lot of strength. First of all three boy teams competed against each other. 7C and 7D were victorious. The losing teams weren’t afraid to show their disappointment!
After that it was the girls’ turn. 7C and 7D managed to win again! Wow! Everybody who took part tried extremely hard and should be proud of their efforts.
The weather was absolutely beautiful with the sun blazing down on everyone as they were cheering each other to the finish line. No matter what, each group’s team work was outstanding as you could hear your name being chanted.
On the day, we all learned a valuable lesson. All that matters is you take part and support each other, even if they are not on your team, and even if they are not in your year group.
Written by Emma and Selina
Mr Billyeald – Head of P.E Department said; ““A brilliant success, everyone tried really hard in their activities and the students supported each other superbly. I just want to say well done to everyone who took part in the event!”