On Wednesday 21st June, all of KS2 from Hertford St Andrew attended a Sporting Legacy event that was held at Hartham Common. 62 children and several members of staff all with sunhats, water and lashing of suntan lotion walked the route down in already blistering heat.
On our arrival we were greeted by some very helpful sports leaders who took the children straight into the warm-up routine with the other schools who were participating. We were all briefly introduced to Max Whitlock and Steve Parry, both Olympic medallists from previous games.
Our young people were then split up into their respective year groups and started to participate in the round-robin activities that were set up. Activities such as netball, shot putt, sprint and hockey, to name but a few, was enjoyed by all. As the temperature headed towards thirty four degrees, we all took advantage of the numerous water stations dotted around the site. Again, the sports leaders from the event were fantastic, helping the classes though each activity. As you can see, Mr Azzopardi was busy as our dedicated photographer and has given us a wonderful picture record of the day.
We all finished the activities and gathered under some large trees to make the most of the shade. Whilst there, we were visited by Max Whitlock, gymnastics gold medallist from London 2012, who kindly took the time to impart some valuable words of wisdom to our own gymnastic superstar, Gloria.
After lunch, all schools gathered by the track for the sprint finals and the relays. We had representatives in a number of races and I am very proud to say that we won a number of medals, from gold to bronze, with particular mention going to Khianna who ran exceptionally well in her final to take gold. All medals were presented by the two Olympians.
Overall, we had a wonderful day and our children were excellent ambassadors for the school, showing high levels of respect and manners towards all of the leaders. A mention must go to the staff and adult helpers who through such extreme heat ensured that the day went very smoothly, thank you all.