10th July 2017 – Our sports leaders have been busy again last week helping with the Mini Triathlon at Westminster Lodge on Tuesday and the School Sports Games Day at Oaklands on Friday.

On Tuesday, our sports leaders took on many roles to ensure the success of the Triathlon Trust primary schools mini triathlon.  The day involved 950 primary school pupils completing a 50m swim, 1200m bike ride and 500m run.  Our leaders took on roles that included registering the schools, marshalling the routes, providing refreshments, and handing out medals to the finishers.

On Friday, it was the School Games Finals Day.  This involved a wide range of schools across  Hertfordshire competing for medals in events such as Golf, Cricket, Hocke, Gymnastics and much more.  The day started with an opening ceremony where some of our leaders had to read out the School Games oath to play fairly, believe in ourselves and respect others.  Once the Games were opened by Andy Halliday – GB Mens Hockey Coach and Andrew Wilding – the world’s leading basketball freestyler, our leaders helped to run the tri-golf tournament.  This included keeping score of each event, explaining and giving demonstrations of each activity and encouraging each group to follow the Games Oath.  This was an excellent way to end the year 9 sports leadership programme: well done, and thank you to all those involved!

Comments from the Triathlon Trust:

Please kindly pass on our thanks from the Triathlon Trust team to the Loreto College Young Leaders for volunteering to help deliver the Sketchers Performance mini triathlon at Westminster Lodge yesterday. Their hard work, energy and enthusiasm helped ensure the event was a huge success and 950 kids went home with huge smiles on their faces having completed their first triathlon!

The Young Leaders were a credit to themselves and to their school and we are very grateful to Loreto College for their support.


Comments from Tanya Angus, the organiser of School Games:

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your girls for their outstanding leadership not just on Friday but throughout the year. They were fantastic. You must be very proud and they were a real credit to your school!

Thank you so much for helping to make all the events and especially Friday such a success.

These students were all involved in at least one of these events – most supported both of them.

Alanna Minns
Cecile Guegan
Brogan Cummins
Niamh Cahill
Aoife Murphy
Layla Brunt
Anne-Marie Griffiths
Ellie Constantinou
Hope Hislam
Aliya Darbandi
Megan Keating
Sadie Burt
Daniela Monastero
Hannah Mullins
Holly Bradbury
Isabel Hayes
Georgia Doherty