Although there had been some apprehension about weather conditions, Sports Day 2008 proved highly successful, incorporating the true spirit of house competition and pride.
It included more events than ever before, with the introduction of the hammer, Year 8 hurdles and the 4x400m relay incorporating one pupil from each year group. All pupils were involved, either as competitors or because they were organising or officiating.
The winning house was Underne.
This year’s Sports Day saw the introduction of a new computer system (created by Head of IT Amanda Golding and PE & Games teacher Richard Scally) to monitor and record the results, so that QE can now officially create School records for each event and use the data in future Sports Days.
PE & Games teacher Nicholas Bird said: “A special ‘thank you’ must go to all pupils, prefects and staff for their contribution in making the day as big a success as ever! Thanks are also due to my colleagues in the PE department for their hard work and commitment throughout the week leading up to Sports Day, in which events have also taken place.”