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QE’s 450 Birthday – Sports Day Celebration

Date Posted: 13/06/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

 As part of QE’s 450th birthday celebrations, a group of students organised a Sports Day for other members of the student population. The students, running the event as part of their Community Sport Leader Award, spent time both organising and publicising it. Linking into the historical element of the celebrations, the afternoon included numerous ‘old-school’ sports day games such as the sack race and culminated in a ‘tug-of-war’ competition. There was also a member of Darlington Archery Club present, giving demonstrations and discussing opportunities for students to try Archery in the local area.

 Joe Cooke, QE’s College Sport Maker, commented:

‘The afternoon of the 450 Sports Day was a great success. All the games and races were great fun and thoroughly enjoyed by participants and spectators. It was brilliant to establish a link with the Archery Club and it added the historical element of the day.’