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Virtual Sports Day

With the move to a virtual school, one of the departments with the biggest challenge was the PE department. PE Teacher Louise Bamford reports here on how they adapted to hold a virtual sports day.
As Roedean closed its doors and moved towards online learning, PE and sport had to quickly adapt. The girls have been working from behind their screens within the comfort of their own homes, trying to remain fit and active during the global pandemic. One way in which PE has been keeping the Roedean girls busy and away from the screen is by adapting Sports Day to suit a virtual environment. 

Over a three-week period, the girls have competed in three events each week from home. They have been filming their submissions, screenshotting their results from a mapped run and sending us photos to evidence their achievements. It has been great to see their smiley faces again as well as seeing how hard they have been practicing their techniques away from school. 

The running events included longer distances such as 800m, 1500m and 3km and a 10x10m 100m sprint. They completed standing long jump, standing triple jump, speed bounce and ‘sock’ putt towards their field competition and the whole event finished with a household relay, where the girls created relay teams with their families and household to complete a 4x100m sprint race. 

And the results are.....
House Total Points Average Position
1 31.1 1
2 24.73 3
3 27.67 2
4 24.7 4

Congratulations House 1!

The event was exciting and gave the Roedean girls a new and different challenge from home. It wasn’t quite the same as throwing a javelin on the Roedean cliffs or racing against your friends on Roedean Day but it was fantastic to see so many girls take part and hopefully we’ll be back to school battling the wind and rain in no time.

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