Minerva Learning Trust

Sports Day 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

Re: Sports day weather

As you know, we had planned the school’s sports day for Monday 18 July 2022. We were mindful of the forecast at the time of planning, but through the week the severity of the extreme heat weather warnings about next Monday has increased. We have also considered Public Health guidance about exposure to the sun for prolonged periods of time. We are also grateful to the many parents and carers that have also contacted the school to discuss this.

Sports day should be an enjoyable event that gives everyone an opportunity to participate. There is every chance that the weather will prevent this. Therefore, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the event. Monday will, therefore be a normal school day and students should be in their school uniform.

We realise that this decision will also come as a disappointment to many people especially after the disruption to such events caused by Covid over the last three years. I would also like to thank the PE team and other members of staff who have put a great deal of effort into the organisation of the day. However, on balance we have taken this decision with safety as the main consideration and we are grateful for your understanding with this.

We will plan to organise an event for Key Stage three students in the autumn term and more details will follow in September.

Yours sincerely

Mr A Ireland