Going for Gold! Sports Day 2018 at The Blandford School

The Blandford School Sports Day took place on Thursday 12th July and Friday 13th July, the whole school event concludes the House Competition each year. Lacy House, lead by Mr Tovey were in the lead going into the event, after a tough two years Lacy had held their lead for the majority of the school year, but were in danger of being caught by Lancaster House, who historically have always performed well in the sporting events of the house competition.

The field events took place on Thursday 12th July and a superb day of Athletics saw 4 school records broken and 1 equalled. Following the fields events, the Lacy lead had shrunk with Lancaster students having an excellent first day, filling all events and breaking 2 school records.

The Della Jones Mile and track events took place on Friday 13th July; the Della Jones Mile saw a record number of 471 students and staff taking part this year. Della Jones was there to start the race for us, this was an event started exactly 40 years ago by Della to increase the amount of competition in school sport, therefore it was nice to see a large proportion of students choosing to run the event and achieve their best time possible. The finale was the track events which began on Friday afternoon in the sunshine at The Blandford School, participation in each event was excellent and it was great to see such a high proportion of students stepping up to compete for their house. Although no records were broken, there were exceptional displays of performance throughout the afternoon, but most pleasing was the clear examples of sportsmanship, teamwork and resilience on display, all skills that we value very highly at TBS!

The results were announced for the last time by our new commentary team of Mr Tovey, Mr Gillett and Mrs Garner. After building tension, they revealed that Lancaster House had won Sports Day, for the second year in a row, but Lacy had won the overall House Competition! This meant that in the last four years, each House has managed to win the House Cup.

The PE Department would like to congratulate everybody that took part in Sports Day this year, it was an excellent event and we are already looking forward to next year to see who will be triumphant in 2019!

 

Day took place on Thursday 12th July and Friday 13th July, the whole school event concludes the House Competition each year. Lacy House, lead by Mr Tovey were in the lead going into the event, after a tough two years Lacy had held their lead for the majority of the school year, but were in danger of being caught by Lancaster House, who historically have always performed well in the sporting events of the house competition.

The field events took place on Thursday 12th July and a superb day of Athletics saw 4 school records broken and 1 equalled. Following the fields events, the Lacy lead had shrunk with Lancaster students having an excellent first day, filling all events and breaking 2 school records.

The Della Jones Mile and track events took place on Friday 13th July; the Della Jones Mile saw a record number of 471 students and staff taking part this year. Della Jones was there to start the race for us, this was an event started exactly 40 years ago by Della to increase the amount of competition in school sport, therefore it was nice to see a large proportion of students choosing to run the event and achieve their best time possible. The finale was the track events which began on Friday afternoon in the sunshine at The Blandford School, participation in each event was excellent and it was great to see such a high proportion of students stepping up to compete for their house. Although no records were broken, there were exceptional displays of performance throughout the afternoon, but most pleasing was the clear examples of sportsmanship, teamwork and resilience on display, all skills that we value very highly at TBS!

The results were announced for the last time by our new commentary team of Mr Tovey, Mr Gillett and Mrs Garner. After building tension, they revealed that Lancaster House had won Sports Day, for the second year in a row, but Lacy had won the overall House Competition! This meant that in the last four years, each House has managed to win the House Cup.

The PE Department would like to congratulate everybody that took part in Sports Day this year, it was an excellent event and we are already looking forward to next year to see who will be

triumphant in 2019!