Sports Day and Fun Night!
This year we decided that as we had a captive audience with all of the parents attending for either morning or afternoon Sports events (or some like me that had children in both!) we would try something new and provide refreshments for the parents at lunchtime break, it was the first time we had done it, and we managed to raise £18 which doesn’t sound a huge amount but it did pay for nearly all of the children’s ice lollies that they are given at the end of the day.Our school runs team events for the younger children in the morning, then the afternoon has the same ones, but with the bigger children, then their team scores are added together to get the winning team. After these races we have a few more traditional races such as 100m, 200m, 400m, relay and egg and spoon.
When Xene and Lochlan were at the school they felt like Sports Day was a chore, neither were very competitive and it was just a thing that had to be done!
Neva and Kaide are the complete opposite, they love sports day and get very competitive, this year they were in the Jaguars team.
|Getting ready for the hungry customers|
|Didn’t know little people could eat so much!|
In the evening it was extremely busy, we had lots of different stalls and it was lovely to see so many children and their families turn out to support our local school, another highlight was the return of two teachers that had left the school to take up teaching posts nearer to their homes, they were both treated like celebrities and it really was heartwarming.
We finished shortly after 9pm and after totaling up all of the money we had made a staggering £1500 which will keep the PTA running for a little bit longer, next stop Christmas Bazaar!!!