Congratulations to all of those who competed in a closely fought Alway and St Nicholas House Sports Day, with a fantastic display of sporting endeavour on show.
The overall winners were Team Wye with 183 points, followed by Team Taf with 165 points then Team Usk with 159 points.
The day began with St Nicholas House Team field events with some notable performances from our youngest pupils.
James Thomas showed great potential in throwing events, achieving a throw of 14.4m in the shot put and 24.9m in the discus.
Oliver impressed in the long jump with a jump of 3.43m and a triple jump of 6.89m.
Neel sent his foam javelin into cyber space with an incredible throw of 22.2m. Belsom in Y3, threw a whopping 19.4m.
At lunchtime, parents and spectators arrived with very impressive picnics which gave everyone concerned a very healthy appetite for the afternoon track events.
Pupils from each house team gathered in St Nicholas before being announce in spectacular and emphatic fashion by our very own resident compere, Mr Trumper. Each team ran out to rousing sporting anthems and took their place in their House team zones.
The first races were our Bean bag races which got us all into the competitive mood. The egg and spoon race followed with some very unusual techniques being employed by the Alway boys! This did not go unnoticed by our eagle-eyed scorer Miss Hallinan.
The sprints were hotly contested with some old rivals battling through to the very end. Some very impressive sprinting techniques were on show, particularly from Sam Sykes, Olivia O Brien, Neel Doherty and Molly Pearson.
The long distance races were equally impressive with a stunning finish in the Year 5&6 race. We saw some excellent rivalry between Neel and Oliver who had an outstanding race seeing Neel pip Oliver at the line.
Tali Eastwood came through strongly in the Y7&8 long distance race with Olivia O Brien striding in for the girls.
The relays saw a great team effort across all year groups and not a dropped baton in sight!
There was much anticipation for the much loved and unique to Christ College, Caterpillar race (shared on facebook) involving House Team captains. Some more work on technique needed from Team Wye in the caterpillar department!
There was an unprecedented take up of parents wanting to do our fun obstacle race, needing three separate heats for all the willing mums and just one brave dad!
In a spectacularly silly race, they had to put on a shower cap and high vis jacket and space hop to the hoop which they had jump through, picking up a ball which they had to hold between their knees and travel to a waiting sack and then onto the finish line. It was a hilarious show and we are very grateful to the good sports that volunteered to do this ridiculous race!
The day concluded with an announcement of the winning team with some individual performances mentioned. Congratulations to Team Wye who were overall sports day winners and many thanks to all competitors and parents for a super afternoon.