PUPILS at primary schools in Tidworth and Ludgershall enjoyed a fun filled day as they both celebrated the end of term with sports days and a mass picnic.  

Wellington Eagles, which opened in 2019, had been unable to hold its first sports day before the first lockdown occurred so there was an extra sense of occasion, while Wellington Lions were also thrilled to be celebrating the return of their sports day after a two-year absence. 

Activities during the day included traditional favourites such as the sack race, and egg and spoon race, with some newer activities such as benchball also being very popular with the children.

Sixteen students from The Wellington Academy were also on hand all day to supervise the running of both primary events.

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Executive headteacher Claire Addis said:  “It is wonderful to be able to welcome parents back on site for our sports day events. For some parents and children, it will be the first time they have experienced this, so that made the day even more special. 

“The atmosphere was one of fun and support, with children fully engaged in all the activities they participated in, despite the heat! The event really summed up what it means to be part of the Wellington family.” 

Due to high temperatures, the Early Years and Nursery classes made the decision to cancel their sports day for safety reasons. However, they still managed to enjoy the day by inviting parents to join their children for a teddy bears picnic in the shade. 

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