The College community enjoyed a fantastic, multi-sport festival, involving well over 1000 staff and students, across the College’s two sites, on 10 July.
‘Discovery’ House were narrow victors for the second year in succession! Students in all age groups took part in a number of different activities including football, rugby, softball, rounders, ultimate frisbee, handball, scatterball, pitch and putt golf, squash, zumba-cise, ‘Insanity’, boxercise, body combat, street hockey, hockey, basketball, pairs cricket, dodgeball, tennis, mini-tennis, quadrathlon athletics, badminton, non-stop cricket, netball, Hi5 netball and volleyball.
The day was highly competitive as an inter-house competition for Years 8, 9, 10 and 11, but there was something to suit all tastes and abilities. The event made use of the excellent facilities on both of the College sites, including the extensive fields, sports halls, dance studio, gymnasium, astro-turf and fitness suite, together with kind support from Whitby Squash Club who helped by allowing the use of their equipment and courts. The students showed their house allegiance by coming to College in their house colours and some meant business with face paint – serious stuff!
The new Year 7 students enjoyed their first College sports day too, as a culmination of their transition week. This gave them the chance to really bond with their new class mates from other primary schools before showing off their week’s work to parents.
The final standings for the multi-sport festival were:
- Discovery 1270 points
- Endeavour 1120
- Resolution 1090
Students started the day with an early picnic lunch on the fields, followed by the various activities on the Normanby and Scoresby sites.
Organiser and Head of PE (KS4/KS5), Mike Mastrolonardo said, “The day went really smoothly and successfully. The students were superb in their efforts, especially considering the intense heat throughout the day! They were also impeccably behaved and knew exactly where they had to go and what they had to do. We ensured that the excellent facilities on both sites were available to all our students – sharing the wide range of staff expertise and resources across the year groups.”
He later thanked all staff and students for their “sterling efforts”.