Mini Olympics for the ages

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - Front Page -

CARLISLE Pri­mary School stu­dents and Harold Hawthorne Com­mu­nity Cen­tre se­nior clients were treated to hours of fun at their Mini Olympics on Tues­day.

As part of Se­niors’ Week, 30 se­niors and 20 Year 4 stu­dents had a games-filled af­ter­noon, in­clud­ing bean­bag toss, skit­tles, ring toss and an egg and spoon race.

Harold Hawthorne Com­mu­nity Cen­tre com­mu­nity en­gage­ment co­or­di­na­tor Nani Bart­ley said the events team tried to pick games that were fun for chil­dren and suit­able for the se­nior clients’ mo­bil­ity.

“We have to think about their mo­bil­ity; can they stand and hop off their walker and par­tic­i­pate or how long will they be there throw­ing a bean­bag?” she said.

Ms Bart­ley said the cen­tre was def­i­nitely in­ter­ested in on­go­ing in­ter­gen­er­a­tional events with other age groups from the pri­mary school.

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