Oakley pupils race for glory in week of sporting events

Chequers celebrate their win
Chequers celebrate their win
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Schoolchildren have been competing on the sports field to try and ensure their house comes out on top in a week of outdoor events.

Oakley CofE School has been holding activities including a sports day, mini Wimbledon and a triathlon, with four houses competing for glory.

Oakley C of E School sports day - pictured are some of the pupils dancing for the parents

Oakley C of E School sports day - pictured are some of the pupils dancing for the parents

The week, organised by PE teacher Yolly Colucci, kicked off with a sports day involving javelin throwing, penalty shoot outs, sprints and long distance races.

There were also comedy races including the sack race and a horse race, where pairs of children ‘rode’ a tube down the track.

Teacher Jennifer Young said: “The kids have had a fantastic time and they’re really keen to win for their houses.

“Some of the sports are not normally at the Olympics but we thought we’d add them in for fun.”

As well as the sports, children danced for their parents, who also got involved, with mums and dads having their own races. Miss Young said: “They were more competitive than the children.”

Chequers house came out on top during Monday’s sports day, but they were pegged back by Blenheim on Tuesday when they won the Wimbledon competition.

The final event was on Friday, when pupils were taking part in a rounders match.

As part of the week, key stage one pupils were all due to attend a festival of sport at Stoke Mandeville Stadium and Miss Young was holding a boot camp for parents to raise money for sports equipment.