This, to me, is one of the Highlights of the school year.
The scene is set at daybreak with as near perfect grass Athletics Track as you will ever get. Grass almost like Wimbledon and white lines spot on. This is all thanks to David Shrubb who is total master of all the “behind the scenes” activities that make St John’s.
At 9.10 exactly all 240 pupils then march onto the playing fields and sit in their year groups under tents. The field is now full of all the pupils families ready for the races and with plenty of food and drink for the morning and a family picnic lunch at the end. So starts Sports Day masterminded by Danielle and helped to perfection by the all the staff.
All the children took part in several races with the House Relay always a favourite at the end. To save parents from injury they took part in an egg and spoon race! (about 40 mums and Dads in total. The teachers had a handball team race. Sally ended it all with the presentation of the House Cup and and a thank you to all concerned for a great morning. The Family picnic then started.
Weather ok, but some sun would have been a bonus.
Just such a wonderful St John’s Family Day.