Boy holding Olympic torch with teacher and torch bearer

Olympic Torch Bearer comes to Sports Day

By Fiona Wilkins - June 26th, 2024 | Posted in Article

In the build up to this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, we were very fortunate to be joined at Sports Day by Viv who was a Torch Bearer at the 2012 London Olympics. Pupils were excited to see the Olympic Torch and Viv kindly handed out medals to all participants at the end of the sports events so we all felt like Olympians.

In the morning primary pupils took part in a number of races and loved getting their stickers from the Sixth Form students who were waiting at the finish line for them. There was also an obstacle course and other inclusive events for everyone to enjoy.

In the afternoon it was the turn of the Secondary pupils, who threw themselves whole-heartedly into the events.

We were delighted that so many parents were able to come along to support and join in the parents’ races at the end.

Pupils, staff and families all got their 60 minutes of exercise on sports day and enjoyed being out in the lovely sunshine on Fairfield Park.