Flying the flags for the last time at Wombwell

Wombwell High pupils at their recent sports day.
Wombwell High pupils at their recent sports day.

AN OLYMPIC-style sports day, held for the final time in the grounds of Wombwell High School, was a winner in all respects.

Unusually, years seven to 10 all competed on the same day, and pupils were able to watch every event.

Each form group was given a nation to represent, from those competing in the 2012 Olympics.

A school spokesman said that pupils created flags and banners to encourage each other, and some entered the spirit of the games by painting their faces with the colours of their nation’s flag.

He added: “It was a fantastic day, where all the pupils aquitted themselves extremely well.”

Overall champions at the end of the day were 7W (Germany) with 154 points. Y8 champions were 8M (Finland) with 144 points, Y9 champions were 9M (Sweden) on 152 points and Y10 champions, 10M (Brazil) with 151 points.

The school closes this term to unite with Darfield Foulstone School and will re-open as Netherwood ALC in September.

Toby Eastaugh will be the new Principal of Netherwood and said he is committed to developing the new ALC into an “outstanding school and community facility.”

Both Wombwell and Darfield schools were removed from Ofsted Special Measures in the months before their move