School sports day

Well it wasn’t really a sports day it was the BIFS track and field carnival, so more an athletics meet than a traditional sports day – no egg and spoon or sack race. It was for grade 3 up to grade 12 – nearly the whole school. Grades 1 and 2 get a more fun afternoon in a couple of weeks. It was very strange seeing my big girl with all the older kids, she looked so little in comparison.

I missed Katrine in the 100m sprint and the 70m hurdles (where she came second – not bad with little legs) so the first event I watched was the spot put.


Then it was time for a picnic lunch,


before we headed over to the long jump sand pit. I used the sports setting on my camera and as Katrine was in motion it took three shots very close together, so I actually managed to get her jump.

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IMG_0576Then on to the complicated task of getting 8 and 9 years olds to run a 4X100m relay. Even getting them to stay in their teams was tricky. Then convincing them about the staggered start positions! Katrine was running in second position, here they are all lined up ready to go.


IMG_0583I missed getting a picture of the handover, so here is Katrine disappearing into the distance – running like the wind as the teacher had instructed.

The final event that Katrine was in was the discus, which for the younger kids was a rubber ring. Much safe given that it wasn’t always thrown in a straight line! Safe to say this isn’t Katrine’s sport.


It was a brilliant day, but exhausting!


And as she came second in the hurdles she gets to do it again next week at the inter-school event.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heidi
    May 01, 2013 @ 19:48:15

    Looks like alot of fun Est! Poor kids look shattered though x


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