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Foxes are the 2014 Sports Day victors

posted 23 Jun 2014, 03:20 by Phil Broughton   [ updated 23 Jun 2014, 06:21 ]

Thursday 19 June saw blue skies and sunshine for RPA's Sports Day. The students came en masse in their house colours and seas of green, blue, red and yellow filled the sports field, sports hall and astro-turf.

During the morning events the students took part in a large range of activities from dodgeball and basketball to javelin, discus and tug of war. All students worked extremely hard to earn the vital points for their team in addition to conducting themselves in a mature and sensible way. Students had the opportunity to work in teams with peers from other classes which created a great atmosphere with healthy competition - the Year 10 boys tug of war especially!

In the afternoon we had the classic track events with good representation in every race from all year groups and houses. All students were excellent supporters and encouraged all members of the race; this was a great chance for year groups to mix and share in the competitive spirit. The races were very competitive and it was a platform for students and staff to see the wide range of talent that RPA has.

All houses worked well and showed off their talents across different events and age groups. The Nightingale Foxes took the overall title closely followed by Churchill Bulldogs, Shakespeare Lions took third place and St George Dragons came in last place. A special mention to the following people who were age champions:
  • Christopher S, Mia R and Ashia G in Year 7
  • Arun D and Ella H in Year 8
  • Daefe I, Amie C and Eve D in Year 9
  • Marsin S and Keren A in Year 10.
A big thank you to all staff and students for getting involved in the day and making it such a success.

Jack Costello, Director of Performance Faculty, comments: "Sports Day is one of our major calendar events and is always one of the highlights of the year for both students and staff. Our four houses competed to be the overall sporting victors. Congratulations to everyone who took part. At RPA we believe that every student has a talent and has a sporting activity that they can excel in, which was evidenced by the fantastic atmosphere today; it was wonderful to see such camaraderie amongst our students."

Pictures tell a thousand words and therefore we are delighted to be able to share some of the images from the day.