Although our Sports Day this year is very different to what we had planned and hoped for, the children have thoroughly enjoyed competing in houses to earn house points and potentially the highly regarded House Cup.
A range of events were set up in the playground for the children to apply the different skills that they have learned throughout the year in P.E lessons.
All children participated showing respect and sportsmanship to one another. Well done to everyone for your enthusiasm and encouragement towards each other.
Keep an eye out on the blog as we will be posting all the results here.
On Friday afternoon, QPA had an unexpected visitor. This beautiful bird of prey, a Harris hawk called Toyah, decided to fly a little bit off course, landing in one of our playground trees. Thankfully, Mrs Tucker had her whistle to hand, successfully helping to reunite Toyah with her handler.
Last week, a group of QPA children met (distantly) together to recreate sports day at Strouden Park. Erin, Billy, Lola and Phoebe from Year 5 and Tom from QPIA took part in egg and spoon races, running, hurdles, long jump, head balance and the ‘put-on-the-clothes’ obstacle race.
They all had a fantastic time and wanted to share with everyone their success!
Well done to Sonny and Nancy for recreating their very own Greek Olympics this weekend. After a much battled afternoon of games, including basketball hoops, long jump, hopping races, it came down to a tie breaker of paper aeroplane throwing!
Well done to Sparta, aka Sonny, who won the tie breaker!
After winning all our games in this year’s league, Team Tagg secured themselves a place in the BSSA High 5 netball league semi finals, for the second year running.
As we strolled down the hill to the David English centre in the spring sunshine, we were reminded of why we are lucky enough to be working in education. Seven excited, enthusiastic and incredibly hard working young people could hardly contain their excitement!
We were drawn against St. Catherine’s and as play began we watched full of pride as the team worked tirelessly to secure a 7-2 victory.
We had made it to the finals …
Full of determination the team leapt into action against Park school. With Olympic style umpiring unfortunately we were unable to continue our winning streak. We do however feel truly victorious in our efforts and enthusiasm as the crowd demonstrated during the awards ceremony.
The team were also overwhelmed by the support we received from parents and colleagues, some on their day off with their mini cheerleaders and some no longer at QPA! Not forgetting our school mascot who also put in an appearance for the event!
Today the children have taken part in a range of sporting activities to raise money for Sports Relief 2020. The money will support people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world. Year 6 Sports Ambassadors, Mrs Welch and Mr Stroud organised a carousel of sports activities ranging from the traditional egg and spoon race to hockey. The children thoroughly enjoyed there sessions and showed great sportsmanship.
The weather has been kind to us today and allowed for the full schedule of events to be held at our Sports Day. Everybody entered into the variety of events with enthusiasm and positivity: congratulations to all participants!
Report from Mr Pettefer, Miss Tagg and Mrs Wallis:
The sun shone on the King’s Park stadium at this year’s Town Sports sporting extravaganza. Sixteen pupils were selected to represent QPA in five different disciplines.
Every single member of the team wore their new kit with pride (thank you to our two Year 6 pupils for your key-ring creating endeavours!) and took part fully in the day. From competing in their own events, to supporting their peers and celebrating each other’s successes, they were an absolute credit to the school.
Four of the team secured places in the finals and we came away with one bronze and two silver positions.