Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School held its sports day recently.
Pupils in reception and years 1 and 2 enjoyed a fun mini Olympics with their parents and carers, taking part in a series of individual challenges to test their balancing, throwing, catching and agility skills.
Older children in years 3 to 6 spilt into four teams to compete in a more traditional event, with support from staff, governors and pupils from Blacon High School – all cheered on enthusiastically by parents and carers on the field, all-weather pitch and playground.
As well as the favourite sack race, egg and spoon and running races, PE co-ordinator Vicky Page and her team also organised a number of team-building challenges and skill-related events, which all proved to be big hits with both children and spectators. In a closely-contested competition, the final winners on the day were the Blue Team.
Members of the school’s Friends Association provided refreshments for parents and carers, and also funded ice-pops for the energetic participants.
The event was the first full sports day held at the school, on Walpole Street, since 2011. Previous years’ events have been curtailed by construction of the new school, which opened in 2013, and the new split-level field which the children have been able to enjoy since September last year.
Headteacher Vince O’Brien said: “It’s been a great day. Huge thanks must go to all the staff and governors who have been involved, the Friends group for providing drinks and, of course, the children, who are all winners.”