Sports Day for some is a day you look back on when you are a bit older with the fondest of memories; for others it is a day you would rather avoid at all costs! Sports Day 2021 I hope will be remembered as the day the Vinehall community was able to gather for the first time after what has been a very difficult year everyone. It was a day the parents were able to see their sons or daughters compete against their peers in a most enjoyable day of athletics. Regardless of the results, it was very pleasing to hear the cheering and see the sheer delight of all the competitors as they competed for their houses.

As with most events in England, the weather plays an important role and, although the pre-sports day events may not have gone to plan, the English Summer did appear and allowed the athletics to take centre stage.

With every pupil competing in at least three events, the competition was fierce and, with a few outstanding pre-sports day events still to be completed, the announcement of the overall house winner will have to wait until the end of term assembly.

Congratulations must go to all the competitors on their efforts, with special mention to Jamie M on breaking the Junior Boys’ 600m record, setting a time of 2.10.70.

Matt McKinnon