Caversham Olympics: Caversham Park Primary reportsBy Olivia Bates, Madison Sturgess, Henry Faint & Ollie Fitz-Patrick
August 02, 2012
The eyes of the sporting world me be on East London at the moment but schools in Caversham have not only held their own Olympics but provided their own photgraphers and reporters.
The Caversham Olympics and Torch Relay involved all seven primary schools as well as Highdown which supplied helpers. Here are reports from Caversham Park Primary School:
By Olivia Bates
On July 4, 2012, Year One children from all different schools in the area took part in the Caversham Cluster Olympics at 10.30am. There were seven different schools:
1. Caversham Park (dressed in yellow)
2. Caversham Primary (dressed in orange)
3. Emmer Green (dressed in pink)
4. EP Collier (dressed in dark blue)
5. Micklands (dressed in light blue)
6. The Hill (dressed in green)
7. Thameside (dressed in green)
It took place in the school hall and on the Key Stage Two playground. The weather was overcast, the ground wet but luckily the rain kept away for the whole hour.
By Madison Sturgess
Miss Ridley organised the event. There were seven races in which 14 teams took part in. Those races were skipping, target, dribbling a football, Rob the nest, jumping, throwing and obstacle.
Every school split their six children into mixed teams of three and competed against another team of three at each event. They got three points for a win, two for a draw and one point for losing! Miss Ridley rung a bell to let each team when it was time to move on.
Each of these races were assisted by helpers from Year Nine at Highdown who said they volunteered because they like to help younger children.
They made each event run smoothly and sports organiser Miss Ridley was very grateful to them all.
By Henry Faint
In the Caversham Park team there were six children who took part and they made up Team 1 and 2: Albie Winslow-Morten, Amelie Whittle, Dylan Howell, George Skeil, Jessica Skitt, Nikayla Charles.
We are very proud of them as Team 1 scored 17 points and came third and Team 2 scored 15 points and came sixth.
I interviewed the children from Caversham Park and George said: “My favourite game was the bean bag in the pot because we won.”
Dylan said: “My favourite game was the bean bag throw because I got it the furthest every time.”
All the team were very happy, excited and proud to take part in the event.
By Ollie Fitz-Patrick
Everyone had such good sportsmanship because after each race they give each other a ‘high five’.
As you can see all the children had a great time.
At the end everyone came together to have a well-deserved rest, a biscuit, a drink and then lunch in the classrooms.
Even the reporters got a drink and a biscuit! Well done to Emmer Green and Thameside who came joint first with 20 points. We are proud of you all.