“It’s Sports Day today!”
“I am so EXCITED!”
These are just some of the comments heard whilst walking down the corridor of WGS on the day of the best sporting event of the year. Sports Day was here! The weather was due to be a perfect mix of sun and slight breeze – things were looking good. The children had been training furiously to show you, the parents, and each other what they could do. These events are not just about the winners and sport. It is also about how a child can develop themself as a person.
Will they build their resilience if an event does not go their way? Of course.
Will the older children inspire the children in younger age groups? Absolutely!
Will they be kind to each other once the event is finished? Yes.
Will they be fearless in taking part in an event they know will be difficult? Indeed.
Will they be positive to teammates and friends when the going gets tough? 100% yes.
Finally, will they be independent, running the races, jumping the jumps, throwing the throws without anyone else to help them? Of course they will. Sports Day covers so many different values and personal development, including collaboration, with the team relay being the perfect mix of chaos, enjoyment and competitiveness. The pride in seeing the children shouting support for each other is something that really shows our WGS community at its very best and long may it continue. Sport has the ability to bring a whole community together and unite everyone, this is why it is such an integral part of our school life.
In the end, it was Littleworth who reigned triumphant on the day, finally toppling Ditton for the first time in years, and congratulations to our Vitrix and Victor Ledorum winners, who acquired the most points individually on the day.
Thank you to everyone who came to cheer them on and to our WGS Parents Association who kindly provided refreshing iced lollies for the children afterwards. Well done to all the children you put in tremendous effort!