20th July 2016

Sports Day 2016

St Aldhelm’s Sports Day was a hotly contested affair – with the emphasis on hot!

Hundreds of students and staff spent the hottest day of the year at King’s Park athletics stadium, competing in a variety of track and field events.

The scorching temperatures added an additional challenge to the running races but everyone had a fantastic day and some great individual efforts saw several school records tumble.

Students competed for their Houses – Austen, Brunel, Curie and Darwin – and started the day with an opening ceremony, led by renowned wheelchair racer Nathan Blackie.

Nathan, 18, is an accomplished athlete who represented Great Britain at the World Junior Games in 2014 and won five gold medals for Scotland at the World Cerebral Palsy Games last year.

He competed against St Aldhelm’s own wheelchair racer Kevin Walker and other students also had the opportunity to try wheelchair racing and see how difficult it is.

After all the races had been run, it was back to school to find out the results. The winners of Sports Day were Austen house but Curie house were the overall House Challenge Cup Winners.



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