Once Mr Richards had declared the Olympic Celebrations open, students went back inside to participate in a range of art, craft, music, language and PE activities with an Olympic theme. Children rotated around classrooms and worked with a variety of teachers. Samples of some of the great work completed can be seen on display in the front foyer near the office.
In the afternoon our House Captains and Sports Academy students organised a Mini Olympics for the Prep – Year 2 students. These motivated leaders of our school organised events such as high jump, long jump, hockey, volleyball, sprints, relays, shot put, hammer throw and many more. Our younger students participated with enthusiasm and really enjoyed the opportunity to experience such a great range of sports. The idea for the Mini Olympics came from our Student Voice group, who play an important and inspiring role within our school.
The students will continue to embrace the rich cultural experience the Olympic Games has to offer over the next 16 days, continuing the great work begun in their Inquiry Learning. They will also be keeping a keen eye on the medal count for their adopted country, adding medals to the chart in the foyer!