Beatty House was named overall winner at this year’s sports day but Wellington and Haig members took the top spots for individual athleticism.
The combined scores for all track and field events secured the reds’ win with 357 points, followed by Haig with a total of 303 and Wellington with 277 points.
Year six students, Lily-Mai Y., of Wellington and Haig’s Uchenna O., were awarded the Junior Victrix Ludorum and Victor Lodorum respectively – an honour bestowed for the school’s best performing athletes on the day.
Beatty took another title when Head of PE, Mrs Julia Gunnill, who retires from Gad’s this summer after 26 years’ service, presented the “Julia Gunnill Hero of the Day” trophy to Year five’s Sofia CB.
A new prize for 2019, the ‘Hero’ celebrates sportsmanship, strength of character and effort on sports day.
The crowd was entertained by the Gad’s Junior cheerleading squad, who performed upbeat routines after being coached by teacher Mrs Titler at an after-school club.
After the traditional tug-of-war, which sees past and present students, teachers, parents of friends of the school battle it out to find the ‘strongest’ House, Mrs Gunnill was given a round of applause to mark more than a quarter of a century of glorious games at Gad’s.