Track and field

The six houses battled it on Junior School Sports Day at the historic Iffley Road athletics track. 

It was here on 6th May 1954 that Sir Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile for the first time and the JS pupils produced fantastic performances of their own, both on the track and in the field. In total there were three school records broken; Nolu Omotayo ran 29.40 in the J4 200m race beating a record set only last year, Oliver MacPhail beat the J2 600m record with a time of 2.08.56 and in an incredibly tight High Jump competition both Noah Percival and Douglas Baird cleared 1.25m to break the J3 record that has stood since 2004. Alongside these fine individual performances every pupil in the JS competed in at least three events, including the new whole school shuttle relay which was a fitting finale to the mornings competition. 

In the overall house competition More stormed to a convincing 50 point victory and for the first time a 'Victor Ludorum' was awarded to the top athlete in each year group: J1-Danny Robinson, J2-Oliver MacPhail, J3-Michael Onobhayedo and J4 Nolu Omotayo.