Friday, August 16, 2013

2013 Sports Day



Miss V's sprint race

Monday was our annual Home Educator's Sports Day, an event which is always a time of great excitement for the children. We meet new families each year, some traveling well over an hour to join us for the day. This year there were over 60 children competing on this late winter's day which started out cool but warmed up to 29C (85F) by mid afternoon, the warmest day since last autumn.


Miss E running the relay


Our twins during their long distance event. 


Finish line - photo by Deanne (thank you!)

After 1200m once again it was a sprint to the finish line, way ahead of the other girls. This year Miss N dived right at the line. I missed it as they finished quicker than I had anticipated. Deanne snapped this shot and I love the focussed attention of the spectators - they know the close nature of this finish each year. The fellow in the blue cap made the final call as to who won - Miss N... this time! Miss just G won their 100m.


Miss E  - javelin throw using a relay baton


Long jump on the grass (as it was in the shade)

Field events for the 2-5 year olds were modified to meet their needs better.


Master T's turn at discus throwing


Miss N


Miss E playing at "real" long jump in the sand


Miss O at shot put


Master T had the best javelin throw of the day




After a picnic lunch, the novelty events, tug-o-war and team chants bring a fun finish to the day. Each child is awarded a certificate with a sticker for every event they participated in, noting any first, second or third placements - a great record of the day's events.




Miss E senior had the job of attaching all the stickers during the day





A big thank you to Bec and Erin who once again did a magnificent job of organising this homeschool highlight event of the year.


Six medallions are awarded each year, Miss G only just outscored Miss N to win the senior girl's medallion this year. The far greater emphasis is on participation and having fun which make the day a success in everyone's eyes. 


19 comments:

Deanne Langford said...

I will send you that photo you requested, I only got around to putting them onto the computer this morning!

Georgianna said...

Hi Karen! This looks like such a wonderful day for everyone. Gosh, your kids are darling! I'm enjoying catching up here – lots of family matters this summer so not so active blogging.

Wishing you a great weekend!

Deanne Langford said...

We thought photos could help make some of those close call decisions, except I only managed to snap them as their legs as they went past!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It still tells the story. The twins are now convinced the right decision was made after seeing your photo! Thanks Deanne!

Erin said...

Thank you for attending and with great enthusiasm:) Some beautiful snaps, alas and alack I once again didn't capture many.

Joop Zand said...

Lovely to see these playing children.


Nice shots again..... colors and compositions are very good.

Greetings, Joop

Nilya said...

Oh Karen, I really really love reading your blog. As we are a Family of two I am sometimes envy of all your activities ;-)

Seeing Each Day said...

I really like all these action shots - I had to smile because when I was looking at the photo of your twins at the finishing line I was thinking the exact same thoughts that I read a two seconds later below in your commentary. Looks like all your people made great achievements. And this is not the first time that I've said to myself that your eldest and your youngest seem so similar in appearance - emphasised this evening by the photo of both of them together. Hope you have a good weekend, Renee.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

This looks lime such a fun field day for the kids - and you seem to have so e very fast sprinters!

Patchwork and Play said...

I love seeing the girls running barefoot!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a great fun post. Everyone looks like they had a wonderful time and did their best. There was so much concentrating going on. I love your twins running bare foot.

FlowerLady

sylvia kirkwood said...

What an exciting and fun day for all!! Wonderful captures as always, Karen! Congratulations to the kids!! Hope all of you have a lovely weekend!!

geanina said...

Lovely day and very nice captures!;)

forgetmenot said...

Always fun to participate and watch these events. Great shots of the kids in action! Mickie :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

It looks like a wonderful sports day!! Great photos of fun times.

amanda | wildly simple said...

SO much fun - this looks like a wonderful event! I love all the action shots of your lovely children. :) And the javelin is quite impressive!

pattisjarrett said...

What a great program for the kids.

Elise Lea said...

Looks like a great day for the Pieces of Contentment Family!! I admire you and your family and appreciate you sharing these wonderful photos and snippets of your life!

Liz said...

What a wonderful day! You have some wonderful memories captured here.
This post brought back so many wonderful memories of my 4 sporty children.

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