Mini Olympics at Yarragon

Yarragon Primary School students (from left): Hayley Holm, Matilda Jefford, Makaylah Bush and Stevylea Symes at the Olympic Games day.

Yarragon Primary School students (from left): Hayley Holm, Matilda Jefford, Makaylah Bush and Stevylea Symes at the Olympic Games day.

As a celebration of the start of the Rio Olympic Games, all children at Yarragon Primary School took part in a tabloid sports carnival.
The Year 6 students in the school were responsible for planning and coordinating the activities, while the rest of the children were placed into teams, which represented eight of the countries in the Olympics. Countries represented were Vietnam, China, Fiji, USA, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Italy and Australia, with a Year 5 student being chosen as a flag bearer for each country.
There were some very creative ideas of activities for swimming, javelin, long jump, basketball, canoeing, soccer, steeplechase and golf.
The closing ceremony included a parade of each country and its athletes and some special awards were handed out. One of these was for best dressed, which went to Dylan Foster-Twitchett for his human sized Rio Olympic Flame outfit.
The top three countries were then awarded their medals and got to stand on their respective podiums. The bronze medal went to Fiji, the silver went to Vietnam and fittingly, the gold went to Australia.
The children agreed that hopefully the result would be the same over in Rio.


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