Senior Sports Day

Posted: 25th May 2024

On Friday 24th May, our Senior School pupils, staff and families, gathered at the Newlands Sports Fields to participate in their annual Senior School Sports Day. The event kicked off at 11:15am and featured a variety of track and field events, showcasing the students’ athleticism and teamwork.

The morning began with 800m races for girls and boys, followed by six 200m races for girls and boys across different age groups: Year 7-8 (Kirby), Years 9-11 (Junior), and Years 12-13 (Senior). The girls then tackled the 300m race, while the boys competed in the 400m race. After a midday break, the pupils took part in the 1500m race, as well as six 100m races for girls and boys across different age groups.

The highlight of the day was the relay races, which included events such as 4x400m and 4x200m relay for both boys and girls. The field events also drew a large crowd, with pupils competing in long jump, shot, high jump, discus, triple jump, and javelin. The atmosphere was electric, with students cheering on their friends and Houses.

The day came to a close at 1:15pm, with pupils and teaching staff embarking on a well-deserved May Half Term break.

The following beat our St Lawrence College records:

  • Gracie Lawton in the High Jump for the Junior Girls with a winning distance of 1.43m
  • Tega Gbagi in the High Jump for the Senior Boys with a winning distance of 1.87m
  • Gracie Lawton in the Javelin for the Junior Girls with a winning distance of 27.85m

Furthermore, Deacon House beat the College record in the Junior Boys 4x200m relay with a winning time of 4 minutes 17 seconds.

Please find the individual race results here and the final House results as follows:

Kirby (Year 7-8)

1st – Cameron House,

2nd – Courtenay House

Junior Girls (Years 9-11)

1st – Clifford House

2nd – Bellerby House

3rd – Laing House

Junior Boys (Years 8-11)

1st – Newlands House

2nd – Deacon House

3rd – Tower House

4th – Lodge House

Senior Girls (Years 12-13)

1st – Clifford House

2nd – Bellerby House

3rd – Laing House

Senior Boys (Years 12-13)

1st – Lodge House,

2nd – Tower House,

3rd – Deacon House

4th – Newlands House


Director of Sport, Mr Seth Simmons, praised the pupils and staff for their efforts in making Sports Day such a success. “I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who took part in our Senior School Sports Day. Your enthusiasm and energy made the day truly special. I would also like to express my gratitude to all the House marshalls, starter, Sports Day directors, timekeepers, place judges, relay box and field supervisors, who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure everything ran smoothly. A special thanks also goes to Mr Crowhurst and his grounds team for preparing the competition areas and surfaces, Mr O’Callaghan for sound support, the Marketing Team for their photography efforts, and the Catering Team for their tireless work as always. It was an incredible day that will be remembered for a long time, and I’m thrilled to have such a fantastic school community that comes together to celebrate our shared love of sport and competition.”

Categories: Senior Sixth Form Sport