KING’S Ely Acremont Pre-Prep’s House Athletics this morning (June 10th) were blessed with glorious sunshine and it was splendid to be able to finally welcome families and carers along!

Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 took part and we are confident that they had devoured their Weetabix before school judging by the energy and enthusiasm that was on display.

The children competed in various age-appropriate track and field events, including 60m races, 150m races, 200m races, obstacle races, accuracy throwing, distance throwing, and of course there were some egg-and-spoon and sack races thrown in for good measure!

There are four Houses at Acremont Pre-Prep – Jupiter (red), Saturn (green), Neptune (blue) and Mercury (yellow). The atmosphere was electric as the children gave it their all to win as many points as possible for their Houses, and it was Neptune who were victorious today.

Faye Fenton-Stone, Head of Acremont Pre-Prep, said: “With the sun already shining by the time ‘car gate’ had started, I knew we were in for a cracking morning of sporting endeavour, fun and good spirits. Our Sports Morning did not disappoint!

“With nail-biting finishes, slips, shoes falling off and very wobbly eggs, not to mention the high-octane House Cannon Relay, the children absolutely shone today! We saw competitive spirit, house loyalty and on numerous occasions, a wonderful sense of resilience to get up and carry on! Supported by cheers and applause from parents, staff and older Eleans, the children clearly had a memorable morning. It was a quieter journey back to school than the excited carousing heard on the way to King’s Ely Junior in the morning, and the promise of a celebratory ice lolly in the afternoon perked us all up.

“Our thanks in particular go to our dedicated Sports Department, Grounds and Custodian Teams, Mr Blake as our event MC, and the team of Year 8, Year 10 and Year 13 helpers who joined us for the proceedings, many of whom were able to reminisce on their past participation in our sports days and their triumphs on the track. Well done all!”

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