Olympic day at Samuel laycock

Samuel Laycock School held an Olympic day using the forthcoming Olympics to inspire learning across many subjects.Sponsored by the Get Set London 2012 network the day was a huge success with staff and pupils according to a survey conducted by the Maths and PE Departments.  The day began with a visit from Alex Williams whp brought his Olympic torch for everyone to see and spoke about overcoming problems.the pupils then went into workshops ranging from cooking to making Torches,banners,flags and costumes. The afternoon began with an opening ceremony with Cheerleaders performing the number they will use at the passing of the torch through Ashton.Two girls sang Olympic themed songs followed by an impressive drumming group.Volunteer staff and pupils read the Olympic oaths for Competititors and officials.A welcome was made in different languages.The pupils then took part in the following sports Basketball,Handball,Athletics,Table tennis, Boccia,Goal ball,and Kurling.    All the proceedings were closely followed by a group of reporters and photographers who dressed Thirties style to be recognised.Each reporter had undertaken an 'interview' for the job.   The closing ceremony featured girl band The BonBonz , who attracted string oautograph hunters after their twenty minute set.The excitement this day created has helped foster an eager anticipation of our country hosting the Olympics.

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