LVS Ascot chose a glorious day for their Sports Day this year and it was a perfect celebration for the end of their academic year. We visited LVS Ascot with our GB Olympic athlete Marilyn Okoro, who spent the day presenting the medals to the victorious competitors, cheering on the students in their events and spreading her inspirational messages throughout the day.
We were welcomed to the day by a fantastic parade by the LVS Ascot houses, who had made banners and were dressed in their house colours, to start what would be a very fun but competitive day of sport.
As the events began, Marilyn set herself up at the finish line, ready to welcome the competitors across the line with a big cheer. It was the perfect chance for the students to have a chat with Marilyn and take some pictures with her and our Mintridge photo props, as they caught their breath ready for another race. It was amazing to see the delight on the faces of the competitors as they crossed the finish line and received a medal from Marilyn.
After receiving their medals, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions, posed on the podium with Marilyn, for their victory photo, to add to their memories of the day.
As the day continued, Marilyn supported the students in every capacity, including running some of the track to help support those who might have been thinking of quitting. It was great to see the staff, families and supporters getting involved in a very competitive tug of war to celebrate the end of the days events.
To close the sports day, Marilyn gave an inspirational presentation to the competitors and the supporters, to applaud the performances and also to give them an idea of what it takes to compete at the top level in athletics. It was at this point that Marilyn presented the cup to the winners of sports day and posed for photographs with the students before they set off for their summer holidays.
We are very grateful to LVS Ascot for inviting Team Mintridge back for a fantastic sports day event. If you would like to see the photos and video from the day, please contact the staff at LVS.
We look forward to working with you again soon.