STUDENTS SHOW OLYMPIC SPIRIT
STUDENTS at Shalvey Public School gave our athletes in Rio a run for their money in a mini Olympathon last week.
From Olympic favourites like basketball and the relay to thong throwing and sack races, the day was jam-packed with action.
Each class was allocated a country and paraded around the school with the Olympic torch for the opening ceremony event.
Teacher Triptas Kaur said it was a great opportunity for the children to learn about world events.
“We wanted the kids to be able to enjoy the Olympics and understand what is going on around the world,” she said.
“The kids were involved in researching about each country; it was perfect for them to learn where they are and what they do.
“The Year 6 students even helped run the event, explaining the games to the other students.”
At the end of the day, there was a traditional medal ceremony with Finland declared the winners and awarded delicious chocolate gold medals.
Mrs Kaur said the whole day was fantastic.
“The children just loved it and all their parents came in – it was such a great day for the whole community,” she said.
There were plenty of laughs at the Shalvey Public School Olympathon including ( inset) an Olympic torch. Pictures: Carmela Roche