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Bacton Primary School holds first sports day since start of coronavirus pandemic




A teacher at a school has described the 'heart-warming' moment they held their first sports day since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Children at Bacton Primary took part in a decathlon on the school's playing field before enjoying an afternoon of races, including the standard egg and spoon race, last Friday.

Laura Daniels, PE coordinator, said it was brilliant the children had the chance to take part in a sports day again.

Children at Bacton Primary held their first sports day in over a year and a half. Pictures: John Milton Academy Trust.
Children at Bacton Primary held their first sports day in over a year and a half. Pictures: John Milton Academy Trust.

“This is the first sports day they have had for a year and a half," she said.

“We have had a very successful year in the classroom, despite the situation, but sport is the opportunity to shine in a different way.

“The children absolutely loved it – lots of children were saying ‘this is the best sports day we’ve ever had’.

Parents and guardians were not allowed to attend the event but a video was made and posted on the school's website.
Parents and guardians were not allowed to attend the event but a video was made and posted on the school's website.

“The decathlon was new to them, but they have been practising the events in PE lessons.

“It was heart-warming to see them having so much fun outside.

“The sun even came out – it was perfect.”

In order to ensure families did not miss out on the occasion, the school, which is part of the John Milton Academy Trust, created a video to share the pupils’ sporting achievements.

Laura Daniels, PE coordinator at the school, described the sports day as a 'heart-warming' moment.
Laura Daniels, PE coordinator at the school, described the sports day as a 'heart-warming' moment.

It was then posted on the school's website.

Mrs Daniels said: "It was a great way to share the day with our families while keeping everyone safe - we hope the video helped make them feel part of the day."

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