HIGHBURY FIELDS SPORTS DAY

After the early signs of summer rain our fingers were crossed for the sun to shine on the Islington Fostering Service’s Sports Day on Highbury Fields.

The children and young people took part in a variety of fun events including sack, skipping and relay races. Of course the fostering staff and carers couldn’t let them have all the fun and joined in for the egg-and-spoon and three-legged races as well as a hilariously messy wheel-barrow race. To finish the activities for the day all competitors joined together for a huge game of all ages rounders.

Everyone brought food to share and enjoyed sampling what others had made for the picnic lunch to help with those tired legs. A number of children and a couple of carers were brave enough to even have their faces painted.

Everyone let the field weary but with smiles on their faces, already looking forward to next year’s event. Two of the children reported that it was the best Sports Day they had ever taken part in. What better review can there be?