The Junior school children held an Olympics event,complete with opening ceremony to celebrate the forthcoming Olympics.
Organised by Mrs Guy, each class had been allocated a country for the event. Children and staff were asked to come to school dressed in costumes associated with their country and take part in a parade. They had to make a banner to carry, depicting their nation's flag, and had spent some time learning about the country they were representing.
Mrs Atkins, who had already carried the real olympic torch, for her charity work in Bulgaria, kindly brought in her torch for the chidren to use, and a child from each class was chosen to carry it in a lap of the astro turf. As each class entered, they were accompanied by music from their country.
Among the countries represented were Japan, Iceland,Vietnam, Brasil, Australia, Sri Lanka and Norway.
Mrs Huntington had the very difficult task of judging and after much consideration she selected three winners. Year 5 came first overall, representing Australia: not only had they dressed for the occasion in flip flops, shorts and t-shirts featuring the Australian flag but they had also made didgeridoos and they entertained us by playing and singing along with these.
Following the parade, Mrs Guy had laid on an impressive international feast, with a variety of foods and drinks from the countries for the children and staff to sample. There was a real international spirit and everyone really enjoyed the occasion.