I'm not in the authority to comment about the school sports day, either pre or post.
The event was organised in such a way that it should be finished by afternoon before one o'clock. Therefore, most events had been carried out in the week before the Day itself. Even the most watched running event: 100 meters and it's relay sister, 4x100. "Dulu, itu acara kemuncak". Response from the students can be summarised by the accompanying pictures. The HM had announced that the Day was a SCHOOL DAY. Year in, year out, the event had witnessed a low turn-out. The students are not interested in sports, and we can see the quality of many of the participants during the performance. "susah nak cari pelajar yang boleh lari.."
Another thing. In line with the 1Malaysia concept, this year, the MOE created the "Larian Serentak 1M1S1M" in which all schools throughout Malaysia must participate and this event should have started at the same time at 7.45 am. The venue was left to the school to decide.
The school decided that the Run would be held on the same day as Sports Day, which was a practical thing to do. I heard that there were some schools who didn't follow the directive and there were schools who did it 'symbolically'..Whatever.
So, let the pictures do the talking. The Run started first.
To be continued.