Ready, steady, go at Ripon Children’s Sports Day

Best Overall Girl winner Demilee Sloan Mason (S)
Best Overall Girl winner Demilee Sloan Mason (S)

Families enjoyed glorious weather at the 61st annual Ripon Children’s Sports Day held at Holy Trinity Junior School.

The day had traditional races and added attractions including a spider monkey climbing wall, archery sessions, a penalty shoot-out with members of Ripon City Panthers, welly throwing, a bouncy castle, face painting and an owl display display by Jeremy Banyard of Witton Owls.

Musical entertainment came from Ripon Grammar School student Tiff Mahoney and races got underway after a mass warm up led by Ripon Leisure Centre’s Karen Magrs.

Organisers thanked volunteers on the day and those who helped with fundraising.

Committee member Suzanne Rickard said:

“It is especially important to mention those who raised funds for us this year – the event costs around £1800 to hold and we would not be able to go on without the financial help we received this year from the Ripon Extended Schools Cluster, Ripon Rowels, Rotary, Ripon Leisure Centre, the Ripon Charity Pantomime, F B Taylor and Econ. Big thanks must also go to Keith Anderson who allows us to keep all the sports day equipment in his lock up.”