Sports Day At Sundorne School

                          Sports day kicked off with a parade of all the athletes in their form
                           groups, this is a year 7 form, it is their first sports day at Sundorne
                           so they were a little nervous but excited to be competing.

                             In contrast, this is a year 10 form who are 'old hands' looking relaxed
                             and ready to race.

                                   This is Mr McCarthy, he has the important job of being
                                   the 'starter' for all the track events.

                                   Field events on sports day  include discus, javelin, shot putt,
                                   a three legged race and the more unusual 'welly wanging'.
                                   Discus throwing requires a good technique and its not
                                   always the biggest or the strongest that throw the furthest.

                          'Welly wanging' involves throwing the welly as far as you can.
                           This can be done by facing forwards and throwing, or,
                           as in the case of this student, facing backwards. This method
                           means the welly has to be thrown up and over the head. As
                           you can imagin direction can sometimes be a problem and
                          wellys have ended up in some strange places.

                                  As stated, it is not always the tallest, strongest, or biggest
                                  that comes out on top. If you can get the technique right,
                                  as this student has, you can beat the rest.

                           'Putting' the shot has its very own unique technique,which, if used
                            correctly,will result in a longer distance being recorded for the
                           throw. You don't have to be strong, but it helps if you can pick
                           the shot up in the first place, and what ever you do ,don't drop
                           it on you toe!!

                           Getting co-ordinated with your partner is the most important
                           element to this race, it takes a lot of practice and if you get it
                           wrong the chances are you will end up flat on your face!
                           The hardest part is keeping a lid on the overwhelming urge
                           to laugh.

Not to be outdone, the staff competed in a relay race against
each other, I have to say they were supprisingly quick and what
was particularly amazing, nobody dropped the baton!

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