Friday, 24 June 2011

Midsummer : Sports Day

Finally the rain held off just long enough for the whole school to get outside today and have some fun. This morning we cheered on the little ones jumping in sacks, carrying eggs on spoons and jumping as far as they could.
Later on it was the top of the school's turn to show off their skills with hockey sticks, skipping ropes, running relays and racing to put on as many clothes as possible.
Everyone seemed to have a smashing time and the general opinion was that we were all glad to see an element of competitiveness back after last year's extraordinarily pc affair. There was chance for everyone to have a go to test themsleves and sometimes against others too and no child seemed the worse off for it.
And we got to enjoy the lovely views from the school field (the building on the right was the infants' school years ago and is now a rather nice tea room). I love that our little boys go to school in such a beautiful place with the village and farmland around them.
In the distance you can see the dark hills of the Peak District rising above the town. Not a bad spot for learning I think.

13 comments:

Sew Recycled said...

What a perfect day and a glorious place! Hope the weather holds out for ours next week.
Emx

Louise said...

It certainly is not a bad spot to learn! I grew up on those dark hills of the Peak District and attended - and now work in - a school also surrounded by fields!

harmony and rosie said...

Oh I remember those days, it's all so highly competitive for my year 6 boy that all the charm of school sports day is sadly long gone. The view is breathtaking, lucky you most certainly are x

Rose Fern said...

How nice!

Rubyred said...

It all looks like great fun in beautiful surroundings!
Have a lovely weekend!
Rachel x

The mum of all trades said...

a beautiful little corner of the world.

Lyn said...

What a beautiful setting, what lucky children!
xxx

**Anne** said...

What a glorious environment for your children to grow up in. Country living is so nice.
Anne xx

Leisa said...

What a thoroughly lovely place for your children to attend school. What a wonderful day it looks like you all had.

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Shari Sunday said...

What a lovely place you live in. It rests my eyes from the hot glare of Florida to look at your beautiful pictures and see your life.

Katy Noelle said...

Fun times - I love the echoing sound of children screaming and laughing on a warm summer's day.

We live in a country spot with fields and farms, too, but yours always looks so wide open and sparsely populated. I'm the very same as you, though, in being extremely thankful for our school's setting - the place that we live in is pretty sweet!

Happy Summer to you, Steff!

Love, Katy Noelle

Barrijayne said...

What a lovely day for both you and the children.

Barrina x