Benet Just Snatch Victory At Spectacular Sports Day

It was so close there was a recount and every result, every event, every single participation point really mattered. Last Friday 16 June was the College’s annual Sports Day - a fantastic afternoon of friendly, but fiercely competitive sport. In the end it was Benet that just snatched victory, followed very closely by More, then Austin and Fisher.

This year the weather was kind and the sun shone brightly as tutor groups gathered on the main field, banners at the ready, war paint on, friendships put to one side. In the heat of the afternoon our Sixth Form Youth SVP Group and Charity Prefects helped to keep pupils cool selling close to 700 ice popsicles in aid of Mary’s Meals.

Foundation Director of Sport, Neil McCollin, said, “This was one of the best Sports Days ever, we had some excellent performances and there was an amazing atmosphere. Pupils were very supportive of each other, appreciating every individual effort and there was very little in it at the end.”

With just a point between first and second place every single performance truly did matter whether sprint, middle distance or field but some notable ones worthy of mention include:

Year 7

  • Toby Collett 1500m
  • Millie Giffin Shot
  • Jess Mackenzie 200m
  • Evie Phillips 800m
  • Ed Sharpe Hurdles
  • Lara Tripp-Smith in Javelin and Hurdles

Year 8

  • Charlotte Brotherton High Jump
  • Charlie Bracken Shot
  • Remo Volpe High Jump
  • Molly Minshull Hurdles
  • Ben Shipton Javelin

Year 9

  • Charlie Marshall High Jump
  • Boldi Kordas 200m
  • Ellis Chaplow 800m
  • Emelia Tubb Long Jump

Year 10

  • Harry Smith Shot and 100m
  • Juliette Carter 200m
  • Callum Cooke Discus
  • Tom Parker Discus
  • Aaron Pressley 100m
  • Sam Whittaker 400m

A selection of photos from the afternoon.