Students from Years 7, 8 and 9 have scored their first points in this year’s inter-tutor competition, having competed in cross-country and netball. The contest will run throughout the year. The final event to count is Sports Day and the overall event is so hotly contested that last year only two points separated the top two teams.
PE teacher Mr Clasper said: ‘We will teach two new sports each term culminating in an inter-tutor competition to consolidate their learning. We are trying to develop a more competitive edge. I tell students "If you are running in 15th position and 14th is just in front beat him and it could make the difference overall." At the end of last year one tutor group got 445 points and came second and the winning tutor group got 447 points. It can be really tight and every point counts.'
This term all of the students took part in cross country with the exception of Year 8 and 9 girls who did netball. Currently the results from tutor groups BRK and W are on the Sports Challenge tab of the website, which can be accessed under the Wisepay button on the homepage. Scores will be updated throughout the year so tutor groups can see where they are in the rankings.
Cross country takes place on a three kilometre circuit around the school grounds and the fastest students have been logged at around nine minutes, or four and a half minutes per lap. Mr Clasper said: ‘It is competitive so no-one actually cheats, people want a fair result. We are hoping to expand the competition this year and put in a few new activities, such as handball, to build on the Olympic legacy.’