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Wednesday 30th May - Primary Sports Cluster Olympics Day

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Wednesday 30th May - Primary Sports Cluster Olympics Day 

Pupils from across the ten Richard Lander feeder schools came together at Richard Lander School this week for a special Olympic themed Sports Day.  Over 400 pupils took part. Chacewater School, Threemilestone School, Cusgarne School, Blackwater School, Shortlanesend School, Mithian School, Mount Hawke Academy, St Agnes School and Treyew School all adopted and represented  different Olympic competing countries, which the students had researched in their respective primary classes. Countries included GB, USA, Gambia, Belgium, Greece, Jamaica, Spain, China and Kenya. Many Students and Staff arrived dressed in fabulous costumes to show which country they represented.

Over 40 Richard Lander Y10 Sports Leaders were on hand to referee, keep track of the scores, dish out snacks and drinks, and to provide the odd game of duck, duck goose! Their contribution RLS Sports Leaders hand out biscuits and water at the event. Their contribution was undoubtedly a huge strength to the day.

The Sports experienced included Archery, Table Tennis, Lawn Bowls, Hand Ball, Volley Ball, Long Jump, 50m Sprint,  Cycling and Rowing.

Ex Student, Charlotte Green who recently came 8th in the European BMX Championship, came back to Richard Lander to oversee the Cycling Challenge which was won by 2 students from different schools who happen to be best friends!.

The day was won overall by Jamaica, represented by St Agnes School, with Belgium (Chacewater) and Spain (Mithian) coming 2nd and 3rd.

Mr Mulcahy, Headteacher said:
It was a terrific day, with over 400 primary school children taking part.  The standard of competition was high, but better still was the standard of collaboration and friendship.  These pupils really bought into the idea of the Olympic spirit and it was a great day for all involved 

"The Olympic Day was fantastic.  The children all looked amazing and everyone gave a determined performance.  A big thank you to the Richard Lander Sports Leaders for their hard work and organisation throughout the day - it was a day to remember!"    Tim Barnard, Cusgarne School.


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