We’re all winners! Endearing moment entire Year 4 race stuns parents and teachers by joining hands to cross line TOGETHER so two boys who have never won before could share victory with their friends at school sports day
・Touching moment took parents by surprise as boys finish race together
・Sam Bell, James Hodson, Dylan Goddard and Ben Drysdale are only boys in year
・Up to this year, only Ben or Sam won race but they wanted the other two to win
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” making people like you “というふうに記載されていますね。
His shyness can be very endearing.
She laughs at herself a lot, which is always endearing.
take/catch sb by surprise (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to surprise someone: ” というふうに記載されています。
The sudden noise took her by surprise.
The storm caught the fishermen completely by surprise.
Up to / up until (preposition)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると“until: ” というふうに記載されています。
Up to yesterday, we had no idea where the child was.
Heart-warming footage shows four boys, the only boys in their primary school year, fixing a sports day race so that they all could win.
Sam Bell, James Hodson, Dylan Goddard and Ben Drysdale are all in Year 4 at Digby CoE School in Digby, Lincolnshire.
They have all competed in the sprint every year since they started school, but up until this year, either Ben or Sam have won every race – which means James and Dylan have always missed out.
To fix (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to arrange for something to happen “というふうに記載されています。
Can you fix it for me to meet the president?
But this summer, the boys decided to make sure they all crossed the line at the same time, so they could all be declared the winners.
The touching sporting gesture took parents and teachers at the school by complete surprise – and left them all delighted.
Nine-year-old Ben’s mum, Wendy Drysdale, said: ‘Each year at sports day, the Year 4 boys’ race tends to be predictable with either Ben or Sam winning, with medals only ever given out to first place.
To declare (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to announce officially that something is true or happening “というふうに記載されています。
She declared (that) it was the best chocolate cake she had ever tasted.
Sarah was declared the winner.
I was in Germany when war was declared.
A state of emergency has been declared in the province.
‘As a result, James and Dylan have never won a medal throughout their time at Digby School.
‘Up until now, I always thought Ben was very competitive, always wanting to win.
‘Well, two weeks ago he said to me that he wanted to give his friends James and Dylan a chance to win medals, suggesting that him and Sam run slower so the race would be more so be between Dylan and James.
‘We chatted for a while and Ben eventually decided that himself and his three friends should run at the same pace, and cross over the finish line altogether, so that they all gained a first place.
‘So on sports day, which took place on Friday, the boys surprised the whole school as they ran their race, arms linked, and then paused before they all stepped over the finish line together, to the sound of great cheers and claps.’
up until (idiom)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” happening or done up to a particular point in time, and then stopping “というふうに記載されています。
Up until now, everything in Katherine’s life has been taken care of for her.
Up to yesterday, we had no idea where the child was.
Wendy added: ‘I am so proud of what Ben and his friends did, and put a lot of the credit to the school whose core values are friendship, respect and honesty.
‘It highlights the strong values that the school promotes, which comes just before the school’s headmaster Graham Boyall retires after many years of dedicated service.’
be/do a credit to someone (Phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” if you are a credit to someone connected with you, or if you do them credit, they should be proud of you “というふうに記載されています。
Our fans are a credit to the club.
She is a credit to her family.
Her children do her credit.
‘This is a sprint, which despite Dylan and James’ best efforts – neither of them are slow – they just weren’t quick enough to race against Ben and Sam.
She added: ‘I can’t describe the pride I felt knowing that, not only does my son have a brilliant friendship with his three peers, he also has a sense of pride.
Wendy said that the move was shows the foundation for true friendship and she was so proud of her Dylan and all of the boys.
Dylan said: ‘I just wanted to share it with my friends, not take it away from any of them as they all deserve to win.’
Deputy headteacher Donna Winters said: ‘It was a real goosebumps moment.
They are a group of really good friends and what they planned all of their own was so lovely.’
To deserve to (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” if you deserve something, it is right that you get it, for example because of the way you have behaved “ というふうに記載されていますね。
I work hard, and I think I deserve to be well paid.
They certainly deserved to win that game.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” a person who is given the power to do something instead of another person, or the person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organization: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
I’m acting as deputy while the boss is away.
the deputy director/editor/sheriff
She’s deputy (head) of a large North London school.
the deputy ambassador to Sweden
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