In a year of postponements, cancellations and adaptations, Year 10 Sports Afternoon was a rare opportunity to bring at least part of The Dorcan Academy together to celebrate students epitomising the Dorcan values.
Badminton, Football, Rounders and Netball were first on the menu and it was clear from the outset that the Year 10s were loving having the opportunity to get competitive and enjoy an afternoon of sport with the rest of their Year.
After an hour of drop shots, half volleys, no-balls and bounce passes, it was over to the field for some alternative athletics events. Anyone that dared to venture onto the field would have been welcomed by sack races, eggs and spoons, hoops and flying wellies as Eagles, Falcons, Ospreys and Kingfishers tried to run, jump and throw their way to glory.
Kingfisher went into the final event in the lead, but the Tug-of-War can be full of surprises. The Eagle tutor groups showed the teamwork and resilience to overcome their challengers, but even being undefeated in every pull was not enough for 10EY1 to stop the mighty 10EYA becoming overall champions in the inaugural Year 10 Sports Afternoon. Their togetherness, commitment and leadership, not to mention their skill, power and intelligence took them to the title of Year 10 Sports Day Champions!
An incredible afternoon enjoyed by all, where students were kind, showed respect and absolutely tried their best. Congratulations to 10EYA on their victory, but the real winner, on the day, was competitive sport!