From boxing to ballroom - hundreds of students take part in school sports festival in Dereham

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

It was a school sports day with a difference at Dereham Neatherd High School.

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The school's second annual sports festival, on Tuesday, saw hundreds of students compete in more than 35 sports and leisure activities.

The day's events read like an encyclopaedic list of sports, from archery to boules, boxing to cricket, darts to golf and all the way to Zumba and Zorb football as well as traditional track and field athletics.

Strictly fans even had ballroom dancing lessons to enjoy.

The logistics of getting more than 800 high school students active all day was made even more demanding this year as Neatherd's new intake, over 215 year 6 students from the Dereham Cluster of Primaries, were also involved.

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt


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Deputy head of PE, Carl Barron, said: 'I am proud of our achievements today, all the children are engaged with the wide range of activities in this fantastic sunny day, the atmosphere is brilliant.'

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Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Sports Day at Neatherd High School in Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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