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Sports Day

Sports day

We took the decision to postpone sports day two weeks ago in the hope that the weather would be cooler this week. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your view of the hot weather, the conditions do look set to continue. Obviously, we would really like to have a sports day of some sort as the children would not want to miss out. Safety and well-being of everyone is, however, a major consideration. The PE department have been working on plans for sports day today depending on the weather on Thursday with options to cut is short if the weather continues to be this hot. The current plan is as follows:

  • To have the “rotational” activities – where children take turns to complete in events such as shot put, javelin and some running events in the morning – lessons 1, 2 and 3.
  • To come back into school at any point it gets too hot and to pick up with normal lessons.
  • To end this session at 11.45 to come in to lesson 4 (which starts at 12.10) as usual (this will allow some indoor time for everyone)
  •  Make a decision on the activities for the rest of the day and send a text message. This will either be to tell parents that:

(a) it is too hot to proceed with the competitive races and children will have lessons as usual in the afternoon

or

(b) the competitive races will run from 1pm and parents are invited to watch.

I appreciate that this doesn’t allow parents to plan well in advance, but I wanted to share our thinking with you. Unfortunately, we don’t have the scope to postpone again as we are fully booked with events running up to the end of term now. This is our attempt to balance the day still operating safely.

Thank you for your support