Female Athletes Shine at Sports Day

ARK Kings Academy female student competing in the long jump competition at Sports Day 2014

Last Friday, we held our annual sports day at the Norman Green athletics centre in Solihull. All our students showed a can do attitude but the real story of the day were the fantastic performances by our female athletes, who took home a haul of medals.

Students were split into two teams; half of the school played for ‘ARK’ and the other half competed under the ‘Kings’ banner. Medals were awarded for individual performances, with every performance adding to a team’s overall points total.

Team honours went to Kings, who gained 268 points, beating team ARK by 24 points. Competition was closest amongst fierce amongst Year 10 students, where each team scored 85 points.

Star performance came from our female athletes, who came home with medals in multiple events. Notable achievements included:

  • Taekia, who came first the 100m, 200m, 800m and 4X100m relay races.
  • Demi, who earned first place in the 400m, long jump and high jump competitions.
  • Charlotte, who won gold medals in discus and high jump events.

Not to be outdone by their female counterparts, our male athletes also managed some excellent performances, including:

  • Aaron, who came first in the 200m and high jump events.
  • Zamar, who picked up gold medals in 100m and the long jump competitions.

Demi, who won three gold medals at sports day and is featured on the photo above, said:

“I didn’t like PE very much until sports day. After my performance I want to sign up for more sports. I would tell everyone who doesn’t like sports to try it because you never really know until you try it.”

Lucy Price, Sports Day organiser and ARK Kings Academy’s Head of PE, said:

“I am incredibly proud of the way our students approached sports day. At ARK Kings we encourage all our students to have the highest expectations for themselves so it was great to see them competing with confidence and self-belief. Our female athletes in particular did themselves proud and I look forward to seeing how the boys step up to the challenge next year!