There were moments of total brilliance that remind us just how far these young ladies and gentlemen have come. When you see the records achieved over the past 168 years...or since records began (!) there are some pretty impressive numbers - high jump 1.6m and 100m in under 13 seconds...these are numbers that are not too distant from adult records.
However, as I said yesterday to our younger competitors, Sports Day is all about the individual ambition driving the team result. It was lovely to see Houses coming together to cheer, shout and scream support for one another. On a completely different angle, year groups were also hugely supportive of each other...all truly good to see when there can appear to be a shortage of adult role models living out similar values. I have no doubt that Orleyans go on to change the world no matter how big or small - for the better!