Throughout the summer term, all girls take part in athletics in preparation for sports day in July.
With the space and facilities of Clapham Common just a few metres from the school gate, we regularly take the girls onto the grass to practise their running, jumping and throwing. As a result of the fitness and agility developed through cross-country running and gymnastics earlier in the academic year, the girls thrive on the opportunities that athletics offers.
The girls are determined, technically strong competitors who challenge themselves to be the best they can be. However, they never lose sight of the importance of supporting those around them and being a good sport whether in victory or defeat. When it comes to our sports day event, there is always a tremendous buzz of excitement as the girls compete not only as individuals but also for their houses.
The stadium in Battersea Park provides the perfect venue for the event, giving the girls the chance to run on a proper sports track. The vast majority of parents can be seen in attendance cheering on their daughter, and there is always a wonderfully celebratory atmosphere.
As with all our other sports, we regularly put out teams for various athletics meets. One such example is the Epsom College athletics meet where our girls were second as a team in 2017 with individual girls winning medals in a number of finals.