Sports Days – Summer Term 2015
On Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 June, Hasland Hall’s Physical Education Department organised our annual Sports Days.
Tensions were high with all the competitors getting excited and ready for the competition to start. Students were competing as though representing various countries. Tutor group 9KL represented the Netherlands, and several flags had been produced to depict that particular country. Various other tutor groups also wore face paint to support their countries and everyone entered into the spirit of the event.
As students arrived at the sports field, Mr Brailsford acted as ‘Master of Ceremonies’. There was a really positive atmosphere and it was good to see so many students competing. There were numerous highlights from both days, although the opening of each day’s event was particularly inspirational. On day 1, Damien Bircumshaw, a Year 7 student, ran the Olympic torch around the 400 metre track and completed the lap to a huge round of applause from the student cohort. On day 2, the same process occurred but this time it was Joel Raynor, from Year 9, who carried the torch and completed the lap.
The first track events were initiated and officials started their stopwatches to the puff of starter pistol smoke. In between track and field events, the music was simmering between a mix of Dance and R&B styles, ably selected by the ICT technicians, Ivan Zailac (a Year 9 student) and Mr Brough.
Several school records were smashed on the days, including:
Jamie Smith – High Jump (1.30m)
Eloise Jones – High Jump (1.42m)
Jake Elliott – Discus (22.03m)
Jake Walton – Shot Put (11.57m)
Tom Carter – Javelin (30.04m)
Joe Houghton – 100m (12.47s)
Imogen Morris – 1500m (6.11m)
Holly Spavold – Javelin (23.63m)
Alicia Dunsmore – Shot Put (8.90m)
Jasmine Bradshaw – Triple Jump (8.34m)
The winning teams were:
Year 7 – GN
Year 8 – CWX
Year 9 – JG
Year 10 – CW/MW
Competitors were presented with certificates and trophies during assemblies.
Many thanks to the members of staff who made both days a success. Several former students and Year 11 students also helped to officiate the events, and without all these people the day wouldn’t have run as smoothly.
We are looking forward to next year’s events already!
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