Living Arrows 27/52 (2021)

I have a confession to make about this week’s photos – although Gabe’s was taken in the last week, Toby’s was actually taken the week before. They were both taken at the boys’ sports days, which should have been in the same week but Gabe’s was postponed because of the weather so I decided to wait and put both pictures in the same post.

I was so pleased that the boys’ school managed to organise their sports days in a way that parents could come and watch. I know a lot of schools have either not had them at all this year, or held them but without any parents present. Instead of having their usual two (infants and juniors) sports days they split them further so it was only two classes at a time, and with a lot of outdoor space there was plenty of room for parents to socially distance.

Neither of my boys are particularly sporty, but they enjoy taking part and both tried their best so as I keep telling them, that’s what matters. Toby did the flat race and the obstacle race which is always fun… they have these fabric tunnels that the kids have to get through and they all always find it such a struggle!

Toby coming out of a fabric tunnel on sports day

Gabe did the egg and spoon race, and then the sack race. He did great at his races too, and even managed to come second in the sack race!

Gabe doing the egg and spoon race

It wasn’t quite the sports day we’re used to but the children all seemed to be enjoying it, and it was lovely for the parents to be able to go and watch too. The children (and parents) have missed out on so much over the last year and a half that it was just amazing to be able to something almost like normal.

Did your children have their sports day this year?

This is my ninth year taking part in this linky celebrating childhood, based on a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” .

If you’d like to see the rest of my Living Arrows posts you can find them all here.

Living Arrows

6 thoughts on “Living Arrows 27/52 (2021)

  1. I’d have loved to have been able to go and watch our little ladies sports day but sadly due to covid we were unable to this year. However, she had a great day and came home a rosette and was proud to be part of the winning team. Lovely, happy, pictures 🙂

  2. How lovely that you got to go and watch them. I’m not quite sure why our school didn’t try and work it so we could. Fortunately Teddy and his classmates at least got to have their first sports day ever, after the past 2 years of cancellations!

  3. Thats brilliant that you got to go. We have not managed either this year unfortunately they just couldn’t work out a way of doing it. Meaning we are missing Harrys first. So many firsts for his school years we have missed. But nevermind always next year.

  4. Ah so pleased you got to go – love the pics! I was gutted that we weren’t allowed – their first two years of school 🙁 Hopefully next year! x

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