Friday was an exciting day for us at LLPS.
The whole school gathered together in the hall for our very own version of ‘The Olympic Games’.
We dressed in the team colours behind our country’s flag.
It was a colourful scene.
We even participated in a Torch Relay and the lighting of the Olympic Flame.
We hope this short video captures the excitement of the Opening Ceremony.
The events were so much fun. Our groups were mixed with Preps and Grade 6 students in each team
The activities were led by our 2012 student leaders.
LLPS Mini Olympics on PhotoPeach
The event was organised as a major fundraising event for 2012.
We are trying to raise enough money for the best playground we can afford.
If we all bring our donations back by Friday, 17th August, we will be in the draw for the trip to Disneyland and a prize from the organising committee.
We required mental toughness to get us through the events. The day was cold and wet.
We required that same mental toughness for our classroom Olympics that covered a spelling test, times tables and finishing off tasks.
Gold medals were awarded and the most decorated student went to Hayden!
Recording our interviews:
The main literacy task for our class was to read Usain Bolt’s biography.
This text explained his life – where he comes from, the main influences on his career and his ambitions in the sport of athletics.
We attempted to summarise the main points of this ‘bio’ and then we developed some questions and answers for the television interview project.
Each student worked with a partner as a sports interviewer and Usain Bolt himself.
We think the hard work paid off with some excellent information about our hero-the fastest man on Earth- Usain Bolt.
Parents and viewers- please leave a comment about the quality of our work.
4. Publishing the autobiographies.
We analysed his character and attempted to write from Usain Bolt’s own feelings, character and experiences.
The task was easier for us when we had so much prior knowledge to turn into the type of structure required for an autobiography.
The colours looked magnificent as we looked around the oval at the countries represented at our Olympics.
MLY has a great interest in flags. We have 123 flags on our blog so far and we would like to add more to this collection by the end of this term.
Some of the countries on this Powerpoint Presentation indicate the counries that we do not have a hit from on our flag counter.
Can you help? Please let us know if you can contact someone from one of the countries were are seeking a flag hit.
Look at the Powerpoint Presentation for your colour guide.
The Flags of the World Collection on our blog is up to 123 flags. Our goal is 130 by September.