Free school holds first ever sports day - despite not having a field
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A Seven Kings primary school held its first ever sports day on Saturday.
The lack of a school field was no obstacle for Aldborough E-ACT Free School, in Aldborough Road South, which opened in 2011, as William Torbitt Primary School, in Eastern Avenue, allowed the children to play on their field instead.
The youngest children, in reception, had egg and spoon races and did challenges like balancing quoits on their heads.
Older children did skipping races, football skills, sack races and ball throwing contests.
PE co-ordinator Emma Whitson said there was a great turnout from pupils and parents on the day.
She added: “We had a fathers’ race but we had to re-start it because of cheating.
“There was a mum’s race and a teacher’s one that the children loved watching.
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“For our first ever sports day it was a great success.”
Out of the four teams competing, the blue house won the cup and will defend their title next year.