This is how I have run my Sports Days for the past 3 years and have progressively refined it each time.
Sports Day Outline:
Basically, the stations represent units the students have covered in PE. For example in my Upper Elementary Sports Day (grades 3-5):
Station 1: Blind Beanbag Challenge (Adventure Challenge)
Station 2: 50m Sprint (Athletics)
Station 3: Tee Ball Cricket (Striking and Fielding)
Station 4: 5-Pass (Invasion Games)
Station 5: Volleyball (Net Games)
Station 6: Fitness Circuit (Fitness)
All of the stations are scored using a simple scorecard where scorers cross out the number of points the respective student receives. Find an empty and filled in scorecard here.
Scores are tallied up and places announced at the end of the day. Find the results from last years Sports Day here.
The school has 4 houses: Earth, Fire, Wind, Water. Each house has roughly an equal amount of students from all grades (K-6).
Therefore, at each station there are 4 teams competing at the same time.
Grade 5 students helped run the lower elementary Sports Day. Each station had an adult supervisor in case the grade 5s needed assistance.
There is a teacher event that changes each year, which occurs just before the placing announcements. This involves student representatives from each house as well. I do not include points in the teacher event even though the teachers are in houses as well.
2015: Blind Dodgeball challenge (snuck in some water balloons for this one as well, just for fun)
2016: Hungry Hippos on Skateboards
2017: High Jump competition (This was awesome fun. The male and female student champions from the Athletics carnival competed as well to really get the crowd going)
Here are the resources to help you give an idea of how I set up the day:
Let me know if you have any questions regarding how I run Sports Day. It is a great day and the teacher event at the end is a fantastic way to wrap things up. You can contact me here.