Read from our Teacher: Sports Day 2017

Thursday 10 August 2017

We had a splendid Sports Day in June with lots of new ‘Globe records’! Here is a summary of the day written by our PE teacher Kamilla D-H.

The start of a week had never brought so much excitement and anticipation as the students arrived at the playground in preparation for Sports Day at Croydon Arena. Sharing thoughts on who would be the winners of each event and most importantly would Mckinley win the title for the 3rd year running or would Elbrus have what it takes to sneak the Trophy!

The sound of the clapper signalled the start of the first race with the year 7 students braving the 70m hurdles. Some students fell during the race but true to their resilience and determination, all competitors powered on and crossed the finish line. The atmosphere around the stadium was electric. The roars from the stands symbolised the strong support for both Elbrus and Mckinley students. Also in the far distance you could hear the new chants of the Year 7s getting into the competitive spirit.

As we all know records are there to be broken and wow was it a day for this! There were some outstanding results on the day across all the year groups but most notably the Year 7s. Congratulations to all our record breakers!

Students worked hard to fill all spaces in every event, competing back to back and offering encouragement to peers when the demands were high. Students who outperformed the others on the day were rewarded and recognised for their commitment and success with the accolade of ‘Overall Sports Men and Women’. And the students were;

Year 7 Girls- Paris Keenan

Year 7 Boy- Alie Sesay

Year 8 Girl- Tola Shenaike

Year 8 Boy- Jevontae Freckleton

Year 9 Girl- Shanae Johnson

Year 9 Boy- Divine Ayangbola

Year 10 Girl- Answer Ogbonnaya

Year 10 Boy- Mayowa Bayode

With so many highlights of the day, it was hard to choose an individual moment, however the final race of the day was quite exceptional this year. Staff at Globe turned out in their masses to field four strong teams; they would be up against year 9 and 10 squads as well as the prestigious EADP students (of all whom all are in year 7). One of the staff teams had set the pace very high at the start and they looked like they were the team to catch. However out of nowhere the year 10s came storming through only to pip the staff at the finish line and take gold! Students of the EADP ran an exceptional race finishing 3rd against students three years older than themselves.

The day wouldn’t have been possible without the support and commitment of staff and students so a massive thank you for making the day so special for the PE Department.