The sun shone for St Joseph’s Sports Day 2017 which was held for the first time at Exeter Arena Athletics track, the same venue used for the ISA South West Athletics competition.
This new venue enabled both Junior and Senior Sports Day to run on the same day, more runners to participate per race, field events to run simultaneously with track events and the discus and triple jump events being able to run for the first time for senior school pupils. There was a fantastic supportive atmosphere between the different year groups as well as creating role models for the juniors to aspire to as they move up through the school. There was also fantastic support from spectating parents. The level of competition was extremely impressive and pupils were very enthusiastic to take part in as many events possible to win vital points for their houses. Performances were inspired, with an impressive total of 8 previous school records broken and the juniors now have school records in place that they will also be aiming to break in future years. Please see the document links below for a full list of school records including the new 2017 junior records.
The PE department would like to thank all staff who made this day possible including the bus drivers, kitchen staff, staff who remained at school and all the staff at the event on the day.
A special congratulations to Senior Trerice House and Junior St Catherine’s House who won the competition overall. The only disappointment of the day was the performance of the staff relay team, who were beaten by two of the pupil teams!