The end of June saw the annual Beamont Collegiate Academy Sports Day move over to the facilities at Victoria Park. Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students competed in their 5 school houses – Simmons, Ainslie, Redgrave, Hoy and Holmes.
There was a fantastic selection of races for students to compete in from 100m race to the team relay races and high jump to javelin.
Students enjoyed the freedom that the facilities at Victoria Park gave them, whilst many students sat in the stands to watch and support their fellow house mates, others enjoyed the opportunity to play football and other sports games on the grass areas surrounding the race track.
A welcome addition was the opportunity for students to purchase hot food and ice cream from on-site vendors.
All elements contributed to a fabulous atmosphere amongst students and staff. The rain even kept away for this special event.
Mr Moorcroft handed out all of the medals to the winners who took their places on the podium for photographs. Mr Milburn was compare for the day, making all of the spectators aware of the front runners and final winners.
The overall winner’s title was a closely fought competition with only 4 points separating the 2nd place house from the 1st place house. But on in the end Ainslie house took the top spot with a massive 516 points. Closely followed by Hoy house who has 512 points.
Year group winners were:
Year 7 – Simmonds
Year 8 – Ainslie
Year 9 – Ainslie
Year 10 – Hoy
The full breakdown of the tables can be seen below.
There were also some outstanding achievements on the day by students across all year groups.
From Year 7 Antonio Anderson managed the 100m in 13.76 seconds, Connor Spiers completed the 800m in 2minutes 44 seconds, Abbie Lacaze managed the 200m in just 30.14 seconds and Michelle Wangari achieved a great throw on the javelin of 12.3 metres.
The girls relay team, which included Abbie Lacaze, Keeley Croft, Jenna Moore and Stevie Daniels got a great time of 1 minutes 4 seconds.
In Year 8 Brad Lee completed the 800m in 2 minutes 46 seconds, Jess Preston threw the Javelin a massive 15.6 metres, whilst Andis Gaundis achieved a huge 20.9 metres. Megan Marigold threw the shot put 6.9 metres and Jack Wright threw it 9.9 metres. Connor Lightfoot ran the 200m in an impressive 28.65 seconds and Liam Brinksman ran the 100m in just 12.19 seconds.
The Year 9’s got some great times in the running races with the girls relay team, Abbie Jones, Ruby Parle, Kirsty Astbury and Chloe Adcroft achieving an impressive time of 1 minute 1 second. Declan Whaley ran the 800m in 2 minutes and 20 seconds, Josh Wainwright achieved 28.71 seconds in the 200m and Liam Smith 12.78 seconds in the 100m.
Year 9 students Liam Smith managed to jump 1.45 metres in the high jump and in the shot put Abbie Graham threw 6.45 metres and Brad Taylor threw 9.7 metres.
The high jump was a great event for the year 10 students with Naomi Stanner jumping 1.30 metres and Lewis Turner jumping 1.56 metres. In the shot put event Natasha Ryder Dennis threw to 7.52 metres and Liam Quinn threw to 10.58 metres. In the running events Casey Brown ran the 800m in 2 minutes 13 seconds, Lewis Turner ran the 100m in 12.64 seconds and the boys relay team ran their event in under a minute with an impressive time of 53 seconds. The relay team included Jordan Edge, Scott Large, Ryan Leech and Danny Walker.
The day was a brilliant example of the excellent students at Beamont Collegiate Academy. Well done to everyone who was involved!
Click here to see the Sports Day results