Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Olympic Games Sports Day 2023

‘What a fabulous Olympic Games Sports Day we had last Friday at School. We were blessed throughout the day with glorious sunshine and brilliant performances to match. All the pupils once again competed in the different carousel and running activities throughout the day ranging from Sprints Relays to Distance runs to field activities like the Long Jump and Javelin interlinked with ball skills activities such as Tennis and Cricket. The atmosphere was incredible and it was lovely to see so many parents moving around the field supporting the pupils as they took part in their different activities. The children competed in their different Olympic continents to remind us of the importance of the spirit of the Olympic Games and it's importance of 'Faster', 'Higher' and 'Stronger'- Together. 


The day started with Key Stage 2 taking part in a number of Olympic Sporting events in a Carousel where they rotated every few minutes. Pupils enjoyed the opportunity to take part in Football, Hockey, Basketball, Cricket, Target throwing, Javelin and Long jump to capture the feel of the Olympic Games. The pupils then moved onto their Athletics events starting with the Relay races followed by the Distance Runs and then Sprints on the 200 metre track. All our pupils represented their Olympic Continents wearing their own continent coloured T- shirt. 


In the afternoon we welcomed Key Stage 1 who followed a similar format with a number of different carousel activities following the different Olympic Games style activities and sports. The pupils particularly enjoyed the jumping and throwing events and the 'space hoppers' were once again, a firm favourite! All the pupils had a go at different running events including a Relay race and Sprint for Year 2 , 1 and Early years.  All the pupils ran on our 10 lane running track producing some exceptional results.


I wanted to finish by saying a huge 'thank you' to all the staff for organising the logistics around the school, for organising the children into their races, either leading the carousel events or rotating with the pupils and to the PTA for serving refreshments. I'd also like to say what a fantastic job our Year 6 Sports Leader did helping to set up and put away the equipment and organise the afternoon activities for all of Key Stage 1 as part of their Sports Leaders development.


Overall results and medals will be announced in celebration assembly in the coming days.