Sports Day took place on Friday 5th July and as always was a fun packed day of activity organised by the PE department. The day dawned bright and sunny for this eagerly awaited event in the CCSC sporting calendar. Earlier in the week the pupils themselves had organised the junior and senior teams for each event and with such a wide variety of activities every pupil took part in at least one of them.
The day started with a Sports Assembly before the house captains led out their houses to begin the packed programme of events. Caitlin Lane Kosturczak captained Bannister House, James Brayford captained Elgar House, Charlie Egan led Newton House and Niamh Bailey was the house captain for Shakespeare House.
The day consisted of three blocks of activities with breaks in between. For the first session the whole school was down on the field for the track running events, the tug of war and some fun athletics events including the three legged race and the egg and spoon race. The large crowd of spectators cheered on the competitors as they raced down the home straight and heaved away in the ever popular tug of war.
The second activity block really did have something for everyone with field events including javelin, shot, discus and high jump. Basketball and netball matches were fiercely contended in the sports hall and courts by the house teams. Meanwhile a swimming gala took place in the pool whilst chess and draughts competitions and a sports quiz were held in the main school. By lunchtime only ten points seperated the four houses and the afternoon session began with a real air of excitment as the teams had only 75 minutes left in which to try and secure the trophy.
Junior and senior teams competed in football and rounders. In the swimming pool kayak races were soon underway after some safety drills. Kayaking is a new event for sports day at CCSC and proved to be extremely popular. Elsewhere other pupils were flying high on the trampolines, playing table tennis or taking part in wii sports.
When all the activities were completed the whole school returned to the hall for a celebration of their achievements and to hear Mr Maxted announce the all important results. It proved to be the closest contested sports day ever with only one point between the leader and runner up! Bannister, the winners in 2012, came in forth place with 148 points, Newton were third with 153 points and Elgar second with 159 points. The winning house was Shakespeare on 160 points and it was Niamh Bailey who proudly lifted the trophy for Shakespeare House, before being joined by Miss Owen, Shakespeare House leader.