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SPORT---Bourchier-Street-PS-Olympics-Day

Students compete in local Olympic Games

David Lee August 11, 2016
GOING FOR GOLD… From left, Bourchier Street Primary School Middle Emma McLean grade 4 students, Natasha Vice, Keisha Mitchell and Logan Morris at the school’s special Olympic games day held in celebration of the start 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Photo: Emma Hillier.

GOING FOR GOLD… From left, Bourchier Street Primary School Middle Emma McLean grade 4 students, Natasha Vice, Keisha Mitchell and Logan Morris at the school’s special Olympic games day held in celebration of the start 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Photo: Emma Hillier.

WITH Australia taking to the world stage at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, students at Bourchier Street Primary School got behind the Olympic spirit, holding a special Olympic games day on Friday.

As part of the fun, students were separated into 26 countries and donned the colours of each country, and following an official opening ceremony, students took park in a range of games including balloon volleyball, fencing, basketball, decathlon, soccer, long jump, vortex, shot put, sack race, hurdles, equestrian, high jump and scooter racing.

Year 6 teacher, Matthew Mollison said, “The grade 6 students of Bourchier Street Primary School have worked very hard organising the Olympics Day. It kicked off with an amazing opening ceremony and the lighting of the Olympic flame symbolising the start of the games.

“Classes dressed up as a competing country of their choice and competed in 13 events demonstrating Bourchier’s competitive spirit and sportsmanship. The day was a real success and has created some real interest in the Rio Olympics.

“Well done to our grade 6 students you did an amazing job.”