First Baptist kids hold Winter Olympics

First Baptist
Christian School students celebrated their own version
of the Winter Olympic Games with a variety of activities and events recently.

The
Olympic Day celebrations incorporated all classes and grade levels representing
countries with their flags flying high above the school’s gym hall.

To
give the day an even more Olympics feel student teams took turns in participating
in various actives such as a torch relay, figure skating, luge and skeleton, a
biathlon, curling, ski jumping, table hockey and cross country skiing.

Physical
Education teacher Clair Hughes said most of the children at the school had not
seen snow in their lives and it was a good way for the students to learn about
the Winter Olympic Games.

“The
children have had an exciting week in physical education. They have not only
learnt about the different winter Olympic events but have experienced them too.

“Students
learnt about Dow Travers, Cayman Islands alpine skier and you never know, this
might be the start of Cayman entering more athletes in the winter Olympics in
the future,” said teacher Hughes.

“Feedback
from parents has been very positive, they have had children come home and say ‘I
tried the luge today’ or ‘I did biathlon in physical education,’ and when they
see the sports on television they can relate to them.”

Fourth
grader Miguel Benito said, “I like ski jumping and learnt that in the Olympics
it’s about taking part. I just wish we could have snow in the gym.”

Grade
1 student Abigail Seymour, said “My favourite event was figure skating because
it was fun to do….and fun to slide.”

At
the end of the week, students were acknowledged for their participation in the
staged events.

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Teacher Barb Wilson helps student Leah Ford in the luge and skeleton event.
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