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Sports Day at Don Valley

Jake Steade is eagerly anticipating Sports Day at Don Valley on the 18th July.

Jake Steade is eagerly anticipating Sports Day at Don Valley on the 18th July.

Everyone is ready. The endless hours of form tutors arguing over who will win is over. Students are making banners and the tension is rising. We are waiting for the first blast of the gun so the very last school sports day at the Don Valley Stadium can get underway.

 For the current year 7s it could be the first and last time they will race and compete here as the venue is due to be demolished. Don Valley has helped some of the greatest athletes ever to step foot on the planet train. The likes of Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Tapton’s very own Lord Seb Coe have all competed here. 

Whatever the result, July 18th will be a huge success not only for the winners but for legacy left behind. No doubt people will be spurred on by the London Olympics.

I’m sure it will live long in the memory as one of Tapton’s greatest days.