Sports day with a difference for Risedale pupils

Sumo wrestling, jousting, zorb football and cheerleading were among the activities Risedale School pupils could try at their annual sports day.

The event was held at the Catterick Athletics Stadium on Thursday.

As well as the traditional track and field events, pupils could participate in a host of other exciting activities including an inflatable assault course, sumo wrestling, jousting, zorb football, cheerleading, gymnastics, a gun run, tyre drag and more.

House system and rewards manager Mr Hindhaugh said: ”It was a brilliant day and I was so proud of all the pupils.

“Seeing so many pupils willing to give it a go to earn points for their house was great, especially those who took part in the dreaded 800m.”



Deputy headteacher Mr Yates added: “Thank you all for your support in making our sports day such a lovely event, and in particular to the PE department and the team around them whose organisation was, as always, absolutely spot on.

“It was great to see so many happy, smiling pupils, engaged in such a wide range of activities.”

Head of PE, Miss Brierley said: “Thank you to everyone from the PE department, we couldn’t do it without everyone pulling together.

“Every member of staff at Risedale has an input into the planning and running of a long day.

“Thank you to Catterick Athletics Stadium for hosting us, to all the parents/carers that came along and showed their support and to the Army who always help to make the day such a great event for our pupils.”