Highfields plays host to the Olympics

Feature Articles Wednesday, 28 July 2021

In celebration of the Olympics in Tokyo and the announcement of the 2032 Bribsane Olympics, the Year 6 students hosted their own version of the Olympics here in Highfields. As part of their homework last week, thye researched a country each and came dressed in the national colours of that country. 

The day commenced with an opening ceremony and torch lighting with all student athletes participating in the parade. Events for the day included learning about the current host city of Tokyo and participating in 'Academic Olympic' activities such as Maths challenges, writing to an athlete, and researching deeper into the Olympic elements such as the athletes oath and the COVID safety practises that the Japanese government have implemented.

Students were also given the amazing opportunity to hear from guest speaker and real life olympian, Mr Justin Anlezark.  Mr Anelzark competed in three Olympic games and shared with us the importance of having resilience and never giving up!

A great day was had by all! Ausie Ausie Ausie ...Oi Oi Oi!