LVS Hassocks’ sports day on Friday 7th July was the perfect opportunity for learners to enjoy the hot weather outdoors whilst also learning and practising valuable team work and communication skills.
Learners tackled a series of events in their teams, allowing them to hone their individual skills in a supportive environment with their team mates benefiting every time they produced a good score. Events included javelin, discus, long jump, obstacle course, tug of war, 100m sprint and cross country with over 50 learners taking part.
Staff were on hand to show learners the right techniques for each event and guide them on how to achieve their best in each area of competition. The cross country was a great sight, with over twenty students running around the perimeter of the school grounds, starting from under the oast house building and finishing on the 100m track in front of encouraging staff and cheering school friends.
Teacher and sports day organiser Matt Vittey said: “Sports Day is an important event for our learners as we are focusing on team work and sportsmanship and how to encourage one another and build each other up when competing. Our learners did an amazing job and all of them enjoyed it. The sports day and recognition they received at the subsequent awards ceremony, where they received certificates, medals and trophies, will help give them the confidence to tackle new challenges in the future with more confidence”.
You can view an album of images from sports day here.