Fun Family Sports Day

Families flocked to Westholme in the sunshine on Saturday for the Family Sports Day


For the first time, we were delighted to host a Family Sports’ Day at the Senior School on the last Saturday in June. The sun shone, families flocked in, and there was much fun to be had! Serious contenders for the tennis tournament arrived in competitive spirit to play a round robin, whilst the bowling on the Astroturf entertained the young and old alike. Perhaps the hit of the day was the Mini Olympics, run expertly by our Sixth Form girls and the PE staff. Little ones as well as highly competitive dads all came together to do activities as diverse as sucking up peas through a straw, welly throwing and even performing the limbo! It was a really relaxed day with many generations all joining in.  Plenty of our Alumni turned up too and Mrs Croston had a great time chatting to all her former pupils. The day ended with a prize presentation, accompanied by afternoon tea and Pimms, which all went down a storm.

The winners were:


Senior Competition
1st place – Sally-Anne Sharples
2nd place – Peter Thompson and Kiara Gallacher
3rd place – Kevin Gallacher

Junior Competition
1st place – Emily Winter
2nd place – Ben Shaw
3rd place – Grace Collum


Senior winner – Richard Wilcox
Senior runner up – Mark Hale
Junior winner – Katie Hale

Mini Olympics

Senior Competition
1st place – Robert Schofield
2nd place – Sara Burns
3rd place – Stephen Haslam

Junior Competition
1st place – Darcey Bradburn
2nd place – Grace Barnes
3rd place – Isobel Allan

Thank you to everyone who joined us to make the day so special, and the PE and catering staff who made it all happen so successfully. And of course sincere thanks to Mrs Mala whose ice cream van was widely used and appreciated – no family fun day would be complete without some melting ice cream!

Click here to view the photo gallery for the event.