With the pandemic limiting last year’s events, it was a joy to have Sports Day back on track and welcome a very special guest.
The sports department went all out to organise a fantastic day for the whole school community at Willesden Sports Centre, inviting special guest Christine Ohuruogu MBE. The 400m champion was the first female British athlete to win medals at three consecutive Olympic Games, and became the most decorated British athlete of all time. We were thrilled to welcome Christine start our finals, speak to the crowd and present the winners’ medals.
It was a joy to see the girls return to competitive sport and support their House mates so enthusiastically, whether they were breaking long-standing records or bravely tackling track and field events out of their comfort zone. Girls volunteered to represent their House in the gruelling 1500m and picked themselves up after clashes with hurdles – a couple even carried on running despite losing a shoe. Recent leavers returned to commentate, Sixth Form House Captains galvanised cheers from the stands, and teachers adopted roles as time-keepers, scorers and officials, with many (including the Senior Leadership Team) even taking to the track themselves for a spirited staff relay, which elicited the loudest roars from the crowd.
Well done to everyone for participating in such a wonderful community event – a shining example of inclusive excellence and a wonderful testament to the pupils’ grit, positivity and team spirit at the end of a challenging year. Congratulations to Walker for winning the Edbrooke Cup, and to all our impressive athletes who smashed records this year:
- Lara in Year 7 – 200m in 31.19 seconds
- Ashia in Year 10 – 200m in 27.38 seconds
- Izzy in Year 7 – 800m in 2.37 minutes
- Izzy in Year 7 – 1500m in 5.15.40 minutes
- Jessie in Year 10 – 800m in 2.38 minutes
- Stella in Lower Sixth – 28.10m javelin
- Sarah and Isabella in Year 7 – 3.92m long jump
- Ashia in Year 10 – 1.48m high jump