On Friday 19th July we will be holding the annual Inter-house Kirk Balk Academy Sports Day. All students will be able to represent their house by participating in a range of sports and activities during the day.
The opportunity to participate in events that extend beyond the normal curriculum is very important to us and we hope that as many students as possible will be able to take part. On the day students will be expected to arrive to school wearing sportswear along with appropriate footwear. Although this will be a non-uniform day the rules around jewellery, make-up, hair styles and mobile phones remain the same. We would advise all students to bring a long sleeve top to keep warm for when they are not competing, sun cream and water if it is particularly sunny and also waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather as students will be outside for most parts of the day.
This year’s Sports Day has an added incentive as Northern Education Trust has partnered with the Sick Children’s Trust as our chosen charity for the year. Our Sports Day and a number of other projects running across the Trust will raise invaluable funds and awareness for the amazing work carried out by the Sick Children’s Trust. Every day, children are diagnosed with serious and life-threatening illnesses or have terrible accidents that leave them fighting for life. Often transferred to hospitals far from home, life for the whole family is thrown into complete turmoil. The Sick Children’s Trust keeps families together by providing free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation to relieve just some of the emotional and financial strains at a traumatic and stressful time. To support the work of the Sick Children’s Trust we are asking for a £1 voluntary donation from students on Sports Day.
Details about the events and activities will be shared with students during VMG time and they will be supplied with a timetable as part of the induction on the day. On the day the Academy will be using a PA system to announce events to students. As local residents, please be aware that noise may be heard throughout the day and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
Unlike in primary school parents will not be allowed to attend the event. However, photographs, commentaries and news stories will be available on our website and school twitter account following the day. If you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Learning Manager.
If you would like further information on the work of the Sick Children’s Trust or would like to make any further donations please visit their website: www.sickchildrenstrust.org.