Records broken at sports day
SEVERAL records were smashed at a Deeping school’s action-packed sports day.
Natasha Johnson, sports co-ordinator at The Deepings School, in Deeping St James, said the day was a huge success and enjoyed by all involved.
She said: “The morning saw all years battle it out in the field and longer track events and there was some very close competition with pupils producing exceptional performances in very hot conditions.”
In all, six records fell during the morning. Liam Greenwood broke the Year 7 boys triple jump record by seven centimetres, Eleanor Scales equalled the Year 7 girls high jump record of 1.3m, Abi Morter broke the Year 8 girls shot putt record by 71 cm, Marcus Cook set a new Year 9 boys 400m record by just 0.24 seconds.
Stephanie Williams continued her good form by shaving 5cms off the Year 10 girls high jump record and Georgia Woods produced another fine performance to increase the Year 10 girls javelin record.
The afternoon saw pupils battle for the titles in the traditional 100m sprint and 4x100m relay.
The afternoon also saw the final of the tug of war competition, which was introduced for the first time this year.
Pupils competed in the heats during the morning, which left King and Radcliffe houses battling it out in the Year 9 and 10 final and Newton and Tudor in the Year 7 and 8 final. In the end, after three hard fought pulls, it was Newton and Radcliffe that triumphed.
The highlight of the afternoon was the tense staff versus sixth form tug of war. The awesome foursome group of teachers did not take long to beat the sixth formers in two straight victories.
The afternoon was rounded off by the continuous relay. This involved a boy and girl from each tutor group and a teacher running 50m twice in a head to head house battle. The victors were the Eliot team.
Ms Johnson added: “All pupils appeared to be enjoying themselves and entering into the spirt of the occasion. Well done to all who took part.”
finish line flourish: Stephanie Williams (15) is first home in the 4X100m relay race during the Deepings School sports day. (METP-22-06-10PF20)