Lit­tle Olympians

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

A day of Olympic sports at Early Years Ed­u­ca­tion and Care Cen­tre in Red­wood had the hearts pump­ing and the lead­er­ship skills flow­ing last week.

With the London Olympic Games just weeks away, com­plex man­ager Sarah Cur­rie and her team – with plenty of in­put from the 26 three and four-yearolds – or­gan­ised a set of ‘mod­ern’ Olympic sports for the chil­dren on April 19.

Rugby, foot­ball, tug-owar, run­ning races and the shot put were set up on next door’s St Fran­cis Xavier’s School field, with the kids in five teams.

‘‘ The chil­dren were in­volved in all as­pects of plan­ning and it was great for de­vel­op­ing lead­er­ship skills, sports­man­ship and just learn­ing about how to have the right spirit. Plenty of par­ents came down, it was a great day for ev­ery­one.’’

A medal cer­e­mony con­cluded the events.

Pulling to­gether: In­dia Perez gives it all she’s got for her pur­ple team dur­ing the tug-o-war at her child­care cen­tre’s Olympic Games last week.

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