Sports Day sees records broken in the sun - Sydenham High School

Sports Day sees records broken in the sun


This year’s sports days were full of house spirit and high performances.

At Senior School Sports Day, no less than six school records were broken in the sunshine. Eleanor Osmond broke the Year 8 1500m record, running it in 5.43 minutes (old record 5.52); Tilly Cox Stevens broke the Year 7 1500m record with a time 6.02 minutes (old record 6.11) and Sophie Harris broke the Year 8 hurdles record with a time of 8.82 seconds (old record 9.11). Lily Paterson (Year 12) broke three records: Y12 High Jump – 1.43m (old record 1.40), Y12 long jump 4.08m (old record 4m) and Y12 300m 53.8 seconds (old record 56.91). Lily also received the Victor Ludorum shield for outstanding performance and point accumulation on the day.

The House results were: 1st Stanley; 2nd Grey 1076 points; 3rd Shirreff; 4th Gurney.

Congratulations were due to the staff teams who came 1st and 2nd in the staff vs Sixth Form relay. Mrs Pullen also relished finally taking over the job of firing the starting gun for the races.

The annual sports day collection raised over £100 for Bone Cancer Research Trust in memory of two former pupils.

The sun also shone for Junior Sports Day after it was rescheduled due to heavy rain on the original date. The occasion allowed the children to showcase some of the skills they have learned in PE and they were able to use the full size long jump pit which several girls commented was their favourite event. The day was made extra special by a fantastic turn out from parents and the effort and enthusiasm shown by the girls, dressed in their house colours. The day finished with a presentation of medals and trophies and the announcement that Shirreff had won the House trophy by just one point.

Georgia Sullivan (Year 6) repeated her victories from last year winning three gold medals: one for the individual sprint, one for the inter-house relay and another for the house relay team. Kayla Victor won the Year 5 individual sprint, Eleanor McCombie came first in the Year 4 sprint and Esme Foreman won the Year 3 individual sprint. Stanley won three out of four year relays with Shirreff taking the final one. A big thank you to the sports leaders for all their efforts with the events, to Mrs Bhadeshia for her help and for bringing the face paints which went down very well with the girls.

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