Sports Day 2023

A great display of House spirit

Moulsford’s Sports Day took place last Friday on a glorious sunny day with a marvellous atmosphere throughout. Gazebos were set up early in the morning and a coffee van and ice cream van were kept busy throughout the day!

The Pre-Prep pupils kicked off proceedings as our energetic and excited Bobcats, Wildcats, Tigers, Pumas, Panthers, Leopards and Lions took to the field. The children were dressed in their colourful t-shirts ready to represent their Houses and all took part in a variety of events. It was particularly exciting to have the Pre-Schoolers taking part in their first Moulsford Sports Day. The children took part in individual sprints, throwing events, a water sports event and even races on the balance bikes! There were some great displays of perseverance and teamwork and we enjoyed seeing the support and camaraderie amongst all of the Pre-Prep children (and indeed their parents!). Well done to everyone for your efforts!

After a House meeting and ceremonial face painting, the boys in Years 3 to 8 headed out to the back field with new House flags held aloft! Each House completed a lap of the field to their chosen soundtrack and the team spirit was very strong. The crowd were whipped up and remained very vocal throughout the afternoon.

There were some fabulous individual performances and a number of school records fell. Congratulations to Barney H in Year 4 who broke the vortex record, Max B in Year 4 who broke the 400m, Arran M in Year 6 who broke the 300m record with a time of 50.39s and Tom D in Year 8 who broke the Triple Jump record with a jump off 10.11m. Max B (Year 4), Ben C (Year 6) and Tom D (Year 8) took home the Victor Ludorum trophies.

The year group relay races followed, and finally the hotly contested tug of war, when competitive spirit and adrenaline reached its climax, with Bering taking the final bow.  The overall winner, winning the much coveted House trophy, was also once again Bering.

Huge thanks go to Mr Springer, Mr Corbett and Mr MacKinnon for organising such a superb event and all of the members of staff, who play such an important role on the day.  It was wonderful to see every boy in the school contributing so wholeheartedly for their House, in a fantastic atmosphere of effort, reward and, above all, cheerful participation.

You may also be interested in...