Our Infant Sports Day was celebrated in true style last week when the ASDA Broadstairs Community Champion, Tracey Ballard, supported our annual event for Reception to Year 2 with a sheaf of enormously impressive medals and a refreshments stall for our young athletes.
Tracey’s role as ‘Community Champion’ is to work with charities, schools and community groups in her local area to provide support. As such, Tracey’s support for our sports day ensured that the afternoon ran smoothly for us by providing a much needed refreshment pit stop with a variety of fruit pots and drinks for the children.
Indeed, so successful was Tracey in providing an attractive and healthy refreshment stall that we attracted a visit from an unanticipated guest in the form of Betsy, an escaped African parrot who disrupted proceedings (much to the children’s delight !) by landing on a spectator’s shoulder after being attracted by the fruit !
It soon became apparent that our feathered interloper was a lost parrot who had escaped from her cage three days earlier with her owner searching for her in the local area.
Luckily, a combination of the fruit and a spectator used to handling birds ensured that Betsy the Parrot was taken safely indoors and cared for until subsequently reunited with her delighted owner.
Our whole school community would like to thank Tracey for joining us on this popular day in our sporting calendar and for giving all our young athletes such red carpet treatment.