Sports Day 2023

Line of students doing the shot put, as taken from the back

Dear Parent/Carer

Re: The Leigh Academy Sports Days 2023

The PE Learning Area is once again preparing for the annual Leigh Academy Sports Days, which will take place on Monday 20th June & Tuesday 21st June 2022. Students will compete in their Year Groups and Colleges and the events will take place on the sports field at The Leigh Academy.
Your daughter/son’s Sports Day is as follows:

Year 9 – Tuesday 20th June 9.00am – 11.55am
Year 10 – Tuesday 20th June 12.20pm – 3.15pm
Year 7 – Wednesday 21st June 9.00am – 11.55am
Year 8 – Wednesday 21st June 12.20pm – 3.15pm

All students need to attend their normal lessons until the time their Sports Day starts. Their teacher will then escort them down to the fields. On the day of their Sports Day students will be allowed to attend school in their College PE Kit and academy tracksuit for the day. Students will not be permitted to wear any other kit or tracksuit during their Sports Day. Students should still bring their bags and lesson equipment.

The timings of the Sports Day allow all students in Year 7 and 9 to have their lunch in school as normal. For Year groups 8 and 10, students must bring a packed lunch to eat during their session. If students are eligible for free school meals, this will still be provided on the sports field by a member of PE staff. Students must bring water and/or refreshments for the duration of their events as there will be no opportunity for students to visit the restaurant through the duration of their session.

Parents are welcome to support students during their son/daughter’s sports day. If you wish to do so, please enter the sports field via GOAL’s reception in order to sign in with a member of our Leigh Academy staff.

Students who finish 1st and 2nd in their field events and record one of the first two fastest times in each track event will then have the opportunity to represent their College at College Sports Day on Wednesday 28th June 2023.

Students who finish first in any event at College Sports Day will go through to represent The Leigh Academy at the Leigh Trust Sports Day on either Monday 10th July (years 7 and 8) or Tuesday 11th July (years 9 and 10) at Dartford Harriers Athletics Club. Details for these events will follow The Leigh Academy Sports Days.

One of our main priorities of these sports days are for students to try their best in their selected events and most importantly have fun. In order for this to be achieved, we expect students to behave in an appropriate manner which includes supporting other athletes and remaining respectful to staff.

This year our student voice team will be selling sweets during all of the sports days to raise money for our school library. If you would like to buy any on the day please bring cash to school as this will be the only method of payment.

Finally, students need to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions on the day. We recommend that if rain is forecast students bring a rain jacket and if sun is forecast students apply sun cream, bring a hat and bring lots of water. This year each college area will have a sheltered area to protect from both rain and sun.
Sports Day will only be cancelled if conditions are extremely poor as there is no time left to reschedule during this Module. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01322 620435 or email if you have any questions regarding these events.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Pickett
Coordinator of PE