The last day before the May holiday is always one of the most eagerly anticipated of the year at EtonHouse. Sports day. And this year was even more special as the students were robbed of one of their favourite days of the year last year due to COVID. The house system at EtonHouse (named after the Chinese dynasties: Ming, Han, Tang, Song) helps build a friendly rivalry between the students (and some of the teachers!) with each house determined to be top dogs on the day to earn maximum house points towards the year- long competition.
The gods were shining on our students and gifted them with beautiful blue skies and temperatures over 30 degrees. A welcome relief from the miserable weather so far this spring.
The day started with a parade of the whole school, opening speeches and the school song. Then we went straight into the main order of the day. The games! There were a wide range of events on display from the traditional track and field events like long jump, high jump and sprint relays to the fun spectacle of the caterpillar relay and tricky looking drum and ball game!
The day’s events culminated in the always thrilling tug of war. All the events were accompanied by the screams and shouts from students and parents willing their house mates to find that extra ounce of strength.
Ming House won out overall but really everyone was a winner. There was a real buzz of enjoyment throughout the entire day, and everyone went into their holiday feeling very tired, but happy.