Trafalgar School has been a hive of excitement and competition last week, as students and staff took part in the many sporting activities available for their enjoyment in the aid of raising funds for the charity ‘Sport Relief’. There were several shoot-out opportunities in basketball, football and netball, dodge ball tournaments, a skipathon, fitness challenge and a ‘dance off’. After all of these activities, it was only fair that the students were able to pick up a reward for their sporting efforts and were treated to baked cakes and treats at the cake stall; made by students and staff.
Competition became the name of the game on the Friday, as the staff versus Year 11s basketball match took place in the gym. The match was enjoyed by the large crowd of spectators, made up of both staff and students, who had paid 20p to watch the match and cheer the two sides on. The atmosphere was buoyant with resounding cheers from the crowd as each team dribbled, passed and ducked and dived their way to their next basket. The Year 11s put in a great effort, but it was the staff who were victorious on the day – well done team staff!
Friday afternoon then saw the big mile sporting challenge. Years 7, 8 and 9 ran the mile during session six, which had been carefully planned out around the whole field and school building. The students showed resilience and community spirit as they ran and walked their way around the course. They were spurred on by the staff who were joining in, as well as those positioned around the course offering encouragement and cheers as the lower school completed their circuits. Years 10 and 11 then had an opportunity to complete their mile after school, and for those that took part, it was a great display of hardiness and good spirit.
Friday also saw some of the students and staff dressing up as their sporting heroes for the day, with Miss Nersessian and Miss North dressed as the ‘Harlem Globetrotters’, Mr Morris as Bill Russell (70s basketball player), and a number of our students in rugby, taekwondo, gymnastic and football uniforms displaying their passion for their heroes and beloved chosen sports. However, the most outstanding hero costume had to go to Callum Brunnen who dressed as ‘Rocky Balboa’ and looked fantastic!
Last week was a real display of community, team work and heart from both students and staff who pulled together to raise funds and help those who are less fortunate both at home and around the world. We also need to say a big thank you to our parents for their support during last week, without which, the week would not have been so successful. Well done team Trafalgar!!!