Sports day was worth the wait

Aldershot News & Mail - - SCHOOLS -

THE chil­dren, teach­ers and par­ents of Ash Grange Pri­mary School ral­lied round to lay on a storm­ing suc­cess of a resched­uled sports day, on Fri­day, July 11.

The event had orig­i­nally been or­gan­ised for the pre­ced­ing week but was can­celled at short no­tice due to poor weather.

On an, ul­ti­mately, sunny af­ter­noon the pupils took part in races for all ages, and were also given a taster of other ath­letic dis­ci­plines, such as javelin throw­ing, skip­ping, hoops, bean bag and sack races. Not con­tent with cheer­ing chil­dren on, par­ents took to the turf to take part in their own races.

A spokesman for the school, in Ash Church Road, said: “The chil­dren were all such good sports and en­joyed cheer­ing each other on.”

The pupils were di­vided into four teams for the var­i­ous events, with the Green team emerg­ing tri­umphant, fol­lowed by Yel­low, in sec­ond place.

PIC­TURES: STEVE PORTER AN143973

One young com­peti­tor at Ash Grange Pri­mary School sports day could not con­tain her de­light.

This race looks like it was a tight af­fair.

Another neck-and-neck event takes place.

Bud­ding Olympians race to the line.

Un­der starter’s or­ders.

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