After studying different parts of the Olympic Games over the last two weeks the children were very excited to compete in their own Olympic Games.
Unfortunately due to miserable cold and windy weather we had to hold our Mini Olympics indoors. This did not deter our athletes one little bit. They were all revved up and ready to go. We began our day by getting into our Olympic Teams.
Representing Australia was: Charlie, Edward C, Jarrod, Neivh, Billy, Ella B, Blake Y
Representing China was: Oliver, Lola, Jamie, Cody, Mikaylah, James and Deegan
Representing Britain was: Amy, Jonah, Kyla, Emma, Jack, Xavier, Alana P
Representing Jamaica was: Lauren, Blake W, Charlotte, Tess, Cameron, Anneleise and Daniel
Representing Germany was: Mitchell, Caleb, Milly, Fletcher, Grace J, Eliza and Jacob
Representing Greece was: Nathan, Ella RM, Amelia, Edward, Grace H, Indi and Sophie
Representing Japan was: Tyson, Codi, Kirsty, Fintan, Alannah L and Henry
Representing Italy was: Joshua, Ruby, Jessie, Jackson, Sabine, Sienna and Darcy
The athletes then moved to their first events, Australia started with Celebrity Heads which was held in the middle room between 1A and 2A. China excelled at the Basketball throw and Germany tested our the bars at the weightlifting event. Greece began their medal haul at the Balance Beam while Japan participated in the Obstacle Course. The British team started in the 1B and 1C middle room for a competitive game of Charades. Jamaica learnt the rules of Table Tennis while Italy worked out how to run a relay with a balloon between their knees. Teams participated in each event for about 8 minutes before moving through to the next event. Our day culminated with a medal presentation in the 1C classroom.
The day ran very well with all children showing excellent behaviour, encouragement and participation. We would like to extend a massive thank you to all of our parent helpers on the day, Anke, Vanessa, Clare, Michael, Brett, Fiona, Cindy and Simon, Sandy, Paula, Donna and Janet. Without these wonderful parents our day would not have been as sucessful.