Senior & Middle School Sports Day 2024

Boys in Years 5-8 took to the track and field to compete in our final athletics inter-House competition of 2024 that saw scintillating match-ups, determination and good sportsmanship, not to mention a few new school records…

The weather held, albeit overcast, and the athletics arena looked inviting thanks to the hard work of Mr Connolly and Mr Iliffe. The field events always prove to be competitive, but this year officials were particularly struck by the intensity, determination and good sportsmanship of the competitors. Notable were the Shot Put events and the 800m performances that witnessed some fantastic racing and gritty finishes. However, it was at the Vortex Throw that the records were tumbling! Congratulations to Jonathan Newell who broke the Year 5 record with a throw of 43.75m, narrowly beating Alex Davies’ new school record thrown just a moment before! In the Year 8 throwing event, Jack Prosser launched a 58m throw to smash the old record by nearly two metres. On the track, there were some scintillating match-ups in the sprint races and the relays were executed with speed and enthusiasm. The obstacle course and coconut shy attracted many contenders between races. Well done to the fastest obstacle course trio from Drake of Oliver, Seb and Harry whose time was penalty-free and super quick! The best coconut shyer was Louis Maynard. The support and sportsmanship across the Houses was in evident throughout an energetic afternoon. Well done to all the boys in Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 for their engagement throughout, good humour and friendly, inter-House competiveness. It was a really fun afternoon to be a part of.

Congratulations to all the medal and Victor Ludorum winners and to Cook House who completed the Junior and Senior Sports Day double!

Victor Ludorum Winners

Year 5    Milo Boyle

Year 6    Freddie Harman

Year 7    Ben Ruddick

Year 8   George Silver

1st Cook517
3rd Drake366
4th Scott357
2nd Shackleton418

Middle and Senior Sports Day 2024

Under the Sea!
Making History at The Oratory School