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Martin Pollard

时间: 2009年11月03日 来源: 英语组 作者: admin 点击: 【字体:
 

High School Sports Day: An Unforgettable Show



Last Friday and Saturday (16th-17th October) Jiaxing Senior High School held its much anticipated annual Sports Day. For over a week following the Mid-Autumn Festival break, talk at the school had centred around almost nothing but this event. All this hype, along with the hundreds of spectators present, put massive pressure on organisers and participants alike. Fortunately they did not disappoint!


The day began with the Opening Ceremony. For this, all students and staff went around the track, then lined up on the centre field in Olympic (Opening Ceremony) fashion. Each class had their own banner, held proudly aloft by one student representative. Formed in orderly rows, they stood to attention for the raising of the national flag and the national anthem. Together they cut an impressive sight. It was heart-warming to see how these students could be trained and transformed from a large rabble of regular teenagers into a professional and well-drilled outfit!


Following this, firecrackers were set off and Principal Xu Wenxiang officially declared that events could begin. The first event was the morning exercise routine competition. Judges stood in the main stand to inspect the proficiency of each class routine. In general, the routines were excellent, bringing in top scores from the judges; although some athletes were so keen to impress the crowd that they may have lost their concentration occasionally!


Next came the first track event, the boys 100m. Competition was fierce and times were fast with many students dipping under the 13 second barrier. The day went on in the same vein for the other track events: the 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 4 x 100m relay. Here speed, aggression and a strong will to win were the name of the game. Boys and girls alike were able to step up to the breach to produce great performances.


One such example was Senior 3 student Hu Ming Huan, who won the boys 800m in a time of 2 31”, despite suffering from a sore ankle. After setting a pulsating first lap time of 65 seconds, Ming Huan left his opponents for dead, coasting to victory and setting hordes of admiring female fans giddy with delight in the process.


Elsewhere, the field events were in full swing. The Shot Put, Long Jump and High Jump all produced displays of great athleticism. One particular highlight amongst these was the contest for the Senior 1 boys high jump title. Here, two slight 16 year olds, Wu Jia Bing and Wang Chong, had hundreds of spectators gripped with excitement until late in the afternoon. In the end, Jia Bing, probably the better technician of the pair, took the title with an exquisite jump of 1.68m. This proved too much for Chong (best of 1.61m), who nonetheless settled for a very respectable second place and a rapturous applause from the crowd.


Additionally, there was a basketball shooting event, football and “jianzi” “keepy-uppys”, as well as individual and team skipping. Here students demonstrated their immense speed, skill and agility.


Finally, Principal Xu Wenxiang brought everyone together at midday on Saturday to thank them for their efforts and officially close the sports day. It was then left to the staff and students to reflect on a truly magical event. English Teacher Lu Jing confirmed that there had been a “great atmosphere” throughout, whilst Qian Jin Jing of Senior 2 noted that it had been “very exciting” to participate. Yet perhaps 800m runner Ming Huan best summed up the feelings of all those involved: “it was fantastic! Probably the best day of the year!”.



嘉高实验中学外教:Martin Pollard