Sports Day and Legacy Day 2020  

Dear Parents

I hope this letter finds you and your families in good health. I am writing to you to inform you of the PE Department’s virtual Sports and Legacy Days on Thursday (18th June) and Friday (19th June). These normally whole school events bring all the pupils together in two days of sporting celebration.

Whilst we cannot achieve our normal offer under the current circumstances, we are very keen that the ‘show still goes on’, in addition to finding a House Sports Day trophy winner as well as a House Cup winner. To this end, we are staging virtual versions of each event.

Please see our promotional videos here which give a taster of years gone past:

Sports Day Promo Video                               Legacy Day Promo Video

All pupils have a chance to access and rehearse the activities that comprise each event in their allocated PE lessons and recreation time. All of these activities feature on the Kings’ PE Department YouTube channel which all pupils should have been accessing throughout the lock down period. The link for this is here should you or your children need to reference it across the two days, but rest assured all the relevant videos also appear on the participation Forms.

Kings’ PE Department YouTube Channel

All pupils will need to submit their results to gain points for their House. They will do so via “The Results Collector” Forms after logging in through their RM Unify account. Year 11 and 10 pupils will have the opportunity to do this from Monday to Sunday so that in the case of the latter, neither of these events will impact on their timetabled lessons. Pupils in Years 7-9 will have the chance to do this from Thursday to Sunday. After this time the PE department will look at all the data to decipher who has won the prestigious House trophies and identify event winners. If pupils manage to submit information about at least four events on each day they will receive an Olympic Values certificate.

It is hoped that these will once again prove a unifying and galvanising couple of events for the whole school community, albeit from 1800 domestic settings, and once again prove just how effectively sport can bring people together. For this to happen we really do need all the pupils to dust off their PE kit and buy into the spirit of each day, engage with the activities and submit their results. So to all the parents and carers I now implore you to support this ambitious venture and encourage your children to engage with both Sports Day and Legacy Day as best they can. We would really like to see all of you involved in it too.

It will be possible for staff, pupils and parents to comment on the proceedings via Virtual Sports Day Padlet and Olympiad Legacy Day Padlet.

Mr Greer from the Science department will also be DJing remotely via his YouTube channel, the link for which can be found here: GlesgaPhysics.

Thank you on behalf of myself and the whole PE department in anticipation of your support and enthusiasm for what promises to be two poignant and hugely successful days in the school’s history.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Mr A Birch – Head of Physical Education