Virtual Sports Day 2020

Although we were not permitted to gather together at The Mardyke for our annual School Sports Day, a great effort was made by students, parents and students to make this year’s event a resounding success.

CBC jerseys were donned and challenges accepted as the boys made the most of the occasion at home to complete challenges such as Toilet Roll Olympics, Teddy Bear Run, Slow Bike Race and Cereal Box Bounce!

This article which appeared in The Echo tells the full story:

Show goes on for CBC Preparatory

Under normal circumstances, CBC Preparatory School would be enjoying the surroundings of the Mardyke, taking part in different fun events for their Annual School Sports.

However, these are different times, and rather than losing out on their day, the staff at the school organised a Virtual Sports Day.

Principal Dr Larry Jordan explained that “the School Sports are always an important part of the school calendar and over the weekend, the teachers in the school put their thinking caps on and wanted to mark the ocassion.”

“All teachers are very proactive in their interaction with students & families on Google Classroom and wanted to do something different to acknowledge that Thursday was the annual Sports Day and were coming up with various ideas. All the teachers pooled their activities together and each teacher picked a number of age appropriate events to share with their class and encouraged other family members to take part. It was great to see both young and old enjoying the fun activities, and the teachers had a fantastic response from bothparents and student”

“CBC would always see itself as being sports mad and for primary school kids it is important for them to keep active and this was an ideal opportunity for our school community to be active, develop new skills and have fun”

Shane Barrett, captain of the CBC Harty Cup team last year, even posted a skills challenge for the boys to enjoy.

Some challenges included Spell Your Name Activity, Build a Toilet Roll Tower, Cereal Box Bounce, Slow Bicycle Race, Keepy Uppy, Push Up Challenge and taking part in a Toilet Roll Olympics!!

The weather in the early part of the morning put a halt to proceedings, but thankfully it cleared up after lunch, and the children were able to challenge their parents and siblings in various activities. It wasn’t the traditional sports day, but the boys didn’t miss out on the fun.

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