College students battle it out in multi-sports

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Whitby’s Caedmon College enjoyed a fantastic Multi- Sport Festival involving well over 1,000 staff and students across its two sites.

Discovery House were narrow victors for the second year in succession.

Students in all age groups took part in a number of different activities including football, rugby, softball, rounders, ultimate Frisbee, handball, squash, Zumba-cise, hockey, tennis, cricket and many more.

The day was highly competitive as an inter-house competition for Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 but there was something to suit all tastes and abilities.

The event made use of the excellent facilities on both sites such as the extensive fields, sports hall, dance studio, gymnasium, Astroturf and fitness suite together with kind support from Whitby Squash Club who helped with use of their equipment and courts.

Students showed their house allegiance by coming to college in their house colours and some meant business with face paint.

The new year sevens enjoyed a sports day too as a culmination to their transition week and had a chance to bond with new class-mates from other primary schools before showing off their work for the week to parents.

The final standings for the Multi Sport Festival were:

1. Discovery 1270 pts

2. Adventure 1230

3. Endeavour 1120

4. Resolution 1090

Students started the day with an early picnic lunch on the fields followed by the various activities on the Normanby and Scoresby sites.

Organiser and Head of PE (KS4/KS5) Mike Mastrolonardo said: “The day went really smoothly and successfully.

“The students were superb in their efforts especially considering the intense heat throughout the day.

“They were also impeccably behaved and knew exactly where they had to go and what they had to do.

“We ensured the excellent facilities on both sites were available to all our students – sharing the wide range of staff expertise and resources.”

He later thanked all staff and students for their “sterling efforts”.