Virtual Sports Day
Artemis Total: 305
Atlas Total: 374
Apollo Total: 401
Athena Total: 418
Wow what a fantastic Virtual Sports Day! Students were given 5 events to complete (12 to choose from), which tested different components of skill and fitness. The PE department asked for the challenges to be recorded to showcase the students results– and WOW did they deliver! It has been a pleasure going through and seeing the wonderful clips of students giving each challenge a go! 1498 challenges were completed over the course of the day (and there were still results coming in as late as Sunday evening). We had some of our staff complete the challenges to try and motivate the students with a score to beat. However, nothing could prepare us for Mrs Clooney (Phillips) entry! Truly sensational!!!!!
The 2 most popular events were the Wall Sit challenge along with the Lockdown Long Jump. Event 12 ‘Inspire Us’ gave students the opportunity to tell the PE department about the wonderful things they have been getting up to during the time that we have been in lockdown, to stay physically and mentally healthy. This by far was the loveliest challenge to look through as there was some great photos and videos sent in. The winning photo came from Year 9 student Grace. Who sent in a fantastic dance pose whilst on the beach (please see the picture below).
We sadly were unable to give out individual prizes as we were unable to authenticate some of the results which came in, plus there were some interesting techniques being shown (and that was just from the staff!). However, we would like to give out a special mention to the students who completed ALL 12 challenges!
Final results from all the challenges completed were as follows:
4th Artemis 305 points, 3rd Atlas 374 points, 2nd Apollo 401 points
Virtual Sports Day Champions 2020 with 418 is Athena House.
Please enjoy the highlights video showing some of our favourites from the day!
Well done again to everyone who took part and we hope to see you all again soon!
VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY – Friday 3rd July
Sadly, due to the current circumstances we are unable to host our annual Sports Day, however the PE department have been working hard to set up our first Virtual Sports Day! Below are all 12 events with descriptions, information on scoring and demonstration videos. You will also see a ‘record your scores here’ listed under each event. Simply click on this blue writing and it will take you to the Google Forms to record your event.
You must complete a minimum of 5 events across the day – however you can complete more. Bonus points up for grabs for those you do! Can anyone complete all 12?!
Finally – for each event you complete you must record your result (either via video or picture) as evidence and submit this on your Google Forms.
All results will be collated with winners being announced on Monday 6th July.
Can you beat the teachers? See the staff results at the bottom of this page!
#Artemis #Athena #Altas #Apollo
Information regarding the day
HOW TO UPLOAD YOUR RESULTS
Please watch the following video showing how to upload your results and video/photo for each challenge.
HOW MANY EVENTS DID YOU COMPLETE?
At the end of the day, please click on the following Google Forms to register your personal total of events which you completed.
EVENT #1 – LOCKDOWN LONG JUMP
Aim: How far can you jump?
Description: Set up a tape measure. You have 3 attempts to perform a standing broad jump. Begin behind the start line and jump two feet to two feet. Measure at the heel.
Scoring: You have 3 attempts. Record your best distance in metres and submit your best score.
EVENT #2 – MOTIVATING MARATHON
Aim: How far can you run?
Description: Run any distance you like and time yourself. Use your phone and capture a screen shot of the time and distance.
Scoring: The house that completes the greatest overall distance will win.
EVENT #3 – WALL SIT (SOUNDS EASY BUT ITS NOT) CHALLENGE
Aim: How long can you stay in the Wall Sit position for?
Description: Lean back against the wall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Then press back and slide down the wall until your upper legs are parallel with the ground (knees bent at 90 degrees) . Keep your head, shoulders and upper back against the wall and hold the position
Scoring: Hold the wall sit position for as long as you can and then submit your score!
EVENT #4 – STAY BALANCED!
Aim: Try this balance challenge!
Description: Balance on one leg on your tiptoes for as long as possible.
Scoring: You have 3 attempts. Record your times and submit your best score. The house with the greatest overall time wins!
EVENT #5 – CO-ORDINATE YOURSELF!
Aim: Try to complete this co-ordination challenge as many times as you can in 30seconds!
Description: You stand 2 metres away from the wall and you start with the ball in your right hand. You must throw the ball with your right hand against the wall and then catch it with your left hand. You then throw the ball with your left hand and catch it with your right. You continue this drill for as many times as you can in 30seconds.
Scoring: you have 3 attempts. Record how many times you catch the ball and submit your best score. The house with the greatest overall time wins!
EVENT #6 – THE LONGEST PLANK IN THE WORLD
Aim: Hold the plank for as long as possible!
Start on the floor on your hands and knees. Place your elbows and forearm on the floor directly under your shoulders. Step your feet back, one at a time. Ensure that your body is as straight as it can be (like a plank). Don’t dip or raise your core.
Scoring: You have 1 attempt. Record how long you are able to hold the Plank position for and record your score.
The house with the greatest overall time wins!
EVENT #7 – THERE’S ALWAYS UPS & DOWNS
Aim: Try this football juggling challenge!
Description: Try to keep the ball in the air using your feet, knees, shoulders and head – as many keepie-uppies as you can!
Scoring: you have 3 attempts. Record how many keepie-uppies you complete each time with the ball and submit your best score. The house with the greatest overall time wins!
EVENT #8 – PUSH YOURSELF!
Aim: Complete as many push ups as you can in 30seconds
Description: Complete as many push-ups that you can in 30seconds. We will have 2 versions of this event, for standard push ups and knee-assisted push ups. How many push-ups can you complete in 30 seconds?
Scoring: you have 3 attempts. Record how many press ups you complete each time with the ball and submit your best score. The house with the greatest overall time wins!
EVENT#9 – SPEED BOUNCE!
Aim: Jump back and forth in a sideways motion over an object as many times as you can in 30seconds.
Description: Use a pair of rolled up socks or rolled up top as a ‘wedge’. Start with two feet together one side of your wedge (socks). Then complete a two-footed jump in which you must take off and land on both feet. You should cross the wedge as many times as possible within 30seconds.
Scoring: you have 3 attempts. Record how many times you jump over your wedge and submit your best score. The house with the greatest overall time wins!
EVENT #10 – SIT-UPS!
Aim: Complete as many sit-ups that you can in 30seconds.
Description: On the command ‘go,’ start the sit up by raising your upper body forward until the elbows or forearms touch the thighs, and then lower the torso until the shoulder blades touch the ground. This is one complete sit up.
Scoring: you have 3 attempts. Record how many sit ups you complete each time and submit your best score. The house with the greatest overall time wins!
EVENT #11 – BURPEES!
Aim: Complete as many burpees that you can in 30seconds.
Description: Begin in a standing position, on the command ‘go,’ move into a squat position with your hands on the ground. kick your feet back into a plank position, while keeping your arms extended, then immediately return your feet into squat position. This is one burpee.
Scoring: you have 3 attempts. Record how many burpees you complete each time and submit your best score. The house with the greatest overall time wins!
EVENT #12 – INSPIRE US
Aim: Inspire the PE department!
Description: Send a picture or a video of you completing an activity/sport/workout (from anytime)! The most inspiring pictures/videos win!
Scoring: Submit your video and/or picture and the House with the most submissions wins. We will also give out points to the best individual winners!
CAN YOU BEAT THE TEACHERS?
Can you beat your teachers scores? See how some of them have got on with the challenges!
Updated Friday 3rd July.