Elizabeth reigns first in Britain
ELIZABETH COLLEGE students ran, jumped and threw – and even putted, shot and bowled – their way out of lockdown yesterday in the first summer school sports day of 2020 in the British Isles, writes Jamie Ingrouille.
A sports day with a difference unfolded at Footes Lane and the adjacent Memorial Fields, drawing every student from Year 7 to 10 to participate in at least one of the many sporting activities offered.
The event also drew out intense sunshine as variants of boules, ultimate frisbee, paintball, golf, rounders and touch rugby joined the conventionally athletics-based programme, all in the name of inclusivity.
‘We wanted to keep the traditional track and field events but also give opportunities for students to participate in other events and still contribute to their house points,’ said organiser and EC head of athletics Matt Heaume.
‘All the students are involved and they got to choose which events they wanted to do, and they feel included as part of that house community and that competitive spirit.’
Results to follow