Year 10 Sports Day 2023

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Dear Parents/Carers,

Following the cancellation of the Year 10 Sports Day on Tuesday, we have rearranged this event.

Your child’s Sports Day will now take place on:

  • Year 10 – Monday 26th June, 12.20pm-3.15pm

Year 10 students will have their Sports Day on Monday afternoon from 12.20pm – 3.15pm. They should arrive no later than 8.20am as usual and go straight to their college line up area.

After registration, Year 10 will make their way to the Lecture Theatre before sitting their GCSE Physics Mock Examination (following its rearrangement from Friday morning). Please ensure students are fully equipped for the Physics exam (calculator included) and their Period 2 and 3 lessons.

Upon completion of the exam, students will make their way to Period 2 and have break 2 at 11.10am. They will then attend Period 3 as per their timetable from 11.30am – 12.20pm before being escorted to the field / athletics for the start of Sports Day at 12.30pm.

Students will be allowed to attend the academy in their college PE Kit for the day. They will not be permitted to wear any other kit or tracksuit during their Sports Day. PE Kit can be given out by the PE department on Monday between 8.30am – 8.45am with payment arranged by cash at reception at a later date.

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 the Academy Sports Day on Wednesday 28th June 2023.

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

Parents are welcome to support students during their child’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.

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. Any student not meeting these expectations will be removed from the sports day and taken to a classroom, supervised by a member of staff.

This year our student voice team will be selling sweet refreshments during the Sports Days to raise money for our academy library. If you would like to buy any on the day please bring cash 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. The current forecast is for bright sunshine and 25 degrees so please ensure your child does have plenty of water and sun cream if that does remain the case.

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