On a glorious day at Lammack playing fields, pupils and students enjoyed yet another exciting and closely contested Sports Day.  The day gave our pupils and students a chance to showcase their sporting prowess, great energy, and competitive team spirit.  The fantastic performances from the athletes ensured a lively atmosphere, as the Houses went head-to-head to win the House Challenge Shield.

It was a close competition right up until the end, and when all the points were totalled, the worthy winners were Frobisher House.

The final points and House positions:

1st Frobisher 390 pts
2nd Grenville 388 pts
3rd Howard 381 pts
4th Raleigh 377 pts
5th Drake 365 pts
6th Hawkins 352 pts

This year also saw some events having new school records broken! Congratulations to the new school record holders for 2023:

Millie Tyer (Frobisher) Year 7 Girls Triple Jump 7.70m
Zaina Uddin (Raleigh) Year 9 Girls Triple Jump 6.37m
Dana Juma (Granville) Year 7 Girls Shot Putt 7.80m

Champion Athletes 2022

Year 7 Boys Joel Bowlin
Year 7 Girls Dana Juma
Year 8 Boys Jack Dunstan
Year 8 Girls Sofia Mena Butler
Year 9 Boys: Hamza Mughal
Year 9 Girls: Ariana Haydock
Year 10 Boys: David Bowlin
Year 10 Girls: Jaya Asal
Year 12 Boys: Oliver Jenkins
Year 12 Girls: Alisha Ali

In summary, a most entertaining and enjoyable day had by all, with a few new records and plenty of enthusiasm, effort, and pupil participation.

Thank you to our prefects for helping to facilitate the event, you did a superb job, and we wouldn’t have been able to run the programme without your support.

Also thank you to the PE department, all the Heads of House, Heads of Year, Support staff, groundsman, and our Year 12 helpers for making everything run so smoothly on the day.

And finally, a very big thank you to Dr. Butler, Head of Physical Education and Games. After 35 wonderful years dedicated to sport at QEGS, he will be hanging up his sports kit and heading off into retirement this summer. From everyone here at QEGS, we wish you a happy and healthy retirement.

Dr Butler said “Good luck to Mr Brierley, who will be stepping into the role in September,  keep ‘championing’ House Sport at our school. It really is one of the pillars of QEGS and long may it continue.”