The Heathcote School Sports Day takes place every year on Dawson Field and is a highlight of the school calendar, bringing together staff, children, and parents to celebrate the end of term in style. This year’s event took place on Friday 7 July and was a scorching hot day, which meant lots of sun cream and gazebos.
Heathcote has grown to 120 pupils and every class, from Nursery to Year 6, had the chance to show their sporting prowess via distance running, sprinting, egg and spoon, obstacle courses, and the house relay (won by Robins this year). There was also the hotly contested 3-legged race for parents, and the Mum’s and Dad’s sprints, which saw a record number of participants!
It is tradition at Heathcote that Sports Day is themed around the Spring Term play, which this year was “Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”. This saw the children create a number of fun props to support races such as the Scrumdidilyumptious Sprints, Willy Wonka’s Scrumptious Scuttle, and the Wacky Wonka Relays.
The Sports Day was followed by end of term Prize Giving. This is an opportunity to reward achievements over the school year in areas such as academic excellence, sports, music, drama, and strength of character.
It was also an opportunity to so say thank you and farewell to our departing Year 6, which included moving speeches by outgoing Heathcote Head Boy (Ronnie) and Head Girl (Emma). Several of our Year 6 have been with us since Nursery. It’s always hard to say goodbye – but we know they will go on to achieve great things. Many of our former pupils were at Sports Day and it was fantastic to catch up and hear about them doing so well.
The end of term celebration also includes announcing the roles and responsibilities for the current Year 5 as they prepare for their leadership positions next year. This included selecting the new Head Boy (Noah), Head Girl (Scarlett) and their Deputies, as well as Eco Reps, House Captains, Sports Captains, Music Prefect, Librarian, and more.
A great day was had by all!