Miss McKenzie kindly organised an Olympic Day to celebrate the forth coming Olympic games which will take place this summer. There were several activities organised by the staff including:
A fact finding exercise about the Olympics in Ancient Greece. We found out many different facts about the Athletes and how they prepared, such as the participants had to swear to an oath to their god, Zeus, they had been training for ten months.
Activities in the art room consisting of the making replicas of flags which we stuck onto a huge word map. Also, each house designed an Olympic ring, using different types of materials, represented the Olympic colours.
A number of different tasks involved the design of an Olympic logo for each house. Also we could collect points by making gold medals and resolving difficult maths challenges including finding out different lengths of the lanes in a 400m arena. Meanwhile the remaining year 8s in each house constructed an Olympic torch.
In the Science Lab we were set the task of building the highest tower using plastic straws capable of holding a full box of Maltesers for 10 seconds. We also had to create a structure made out of Jenga blocks. Each measurement was added up and the house with the biggest total won the Maltesers.
The Olympic Day culminated in a whole school gathering in the Long Gallery, where Mr. Hollins hung up our giant wooden model of the Olympic rings against a world map which was produced in art, finally we sang ‘The World in Union’ and the nation anthem: ‘God Save the Queen.’
In the end the winners were announced as follows:
Etton first- 16 gold medals
Barnes second- 15 gold medals
Fairfax third- 13 gold medals
Stapleton forth- 8 gold medals