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Pupils put their best foot forward at Sports Days

Girls race around a bend on the track during the 2023 First and Second Year Sports Day

The penultimate week of the Summer term saw pupils put their best foot forward for their House as they took part in their Sports Day!

On the Tuesday, the Third and Fourth Year Sports Day saw athletes put in some excellent performances and break a number of records.

In the Third Year competition, Arden finished top of the table as they amassed an impressive 241 points after totals from all of the events were collated. Warren came second (235), Vernon third (227) and Nicholson fourth (165).

In the Fourth Year, Arden again came first (229), Nicholson were closely behind in second (219) and Vernon (206) pipped Warren (203) to third.

The Third Year Victrix Ludorum was won by Molly Mills whilst Josh Muamba and Oscar Miller shared the Victor Ludorum. The Fourth Year Victrix Ludorum was won by Lily Groves and the Victor Ludorum was won by Jack Williams.

A range of records were broken by Third Year pupils too.

Oscar Miller’s time of 24.46 secs in the Boys’ 200m beat a four-year-old record whilst Molly Mills secured a new record in the Girls’ version with a time of 26.46 secs. Molly also broke the 2018 record in the javelin with a throw of 30.70m.

The 2018 record in the Boys’ 300m was beaten by Chris Parikh’s time of 39.47 secs and Zach Rose’s 4:43.00 minutes in the Boys’ 1500m was the first new record in the event in 10 years.

On the Wednesday, the First Year competition was won by Nicholson (248), with Arden in second (233), Warren third (207) and Vernon fourth (201). The Victrix Ludorum was won by Megan Burns and Ewan Meanwell won the Victor Ludorum.

Nicholson (247) also won the Second Year competition ahead of Warren (215), Vernon (209) and Arden (185). Daisy Garside and Charlotte Underwood shared the Victrix Ludorum whilst William Crabtree won the Victor Ludorum.

On the Thursday, the Year Three and Four and Year Five and Six competitions took place whilst, on Friday, it was the turn of Nursery, Reception, Year One and Year Two.

The events were superbly attended by family members and the Stopfordian Parents’ Association did a sterling job with the refreshments.

When all of the totals were collected, Vernon finished top with 909 points and Arden came second with 834.

Nicholson placed third (812) with Warren ending up in fourth (776).