A SPECIAL sports day took place at Hayfield Primary School last week, at the culmination of two weeks of activities to mark the forthcoming London Olympics and Paralympics.
During the school’s Olympic Fortnight - which was kicked-off on May 21 with a grand opening ceremony attended by the Rev Hilary Edgerton and Olympic medalist Rob Hayles - pupils have learned about the Olympic and Paralympic Games, both past and present, and engaged in a wide range of sports and games.
A ‘‘passport’ reward system was also operated, with pupils earning points for demonstrating any of seven Olympic and Paralympic Values, which would later be converted into gold, silver and bronze certificates.
The Olympic Fortnight culminated with an Olympic Sports Day, with pupils competing in a range of sports from athletics and mini marathons to handball, Boccia and curling.
A prize-giving assembly was also held, after which a special mini-sports event for reception class pupils took place.
In addition to the Olympics Fortnight, and to mark the arrival of the Olympic Torch in Britain last month, the school took part in the Big Dance 2012 Schools Pledge Guinness World Record Attempt, when pupils had to follow a specially-choreographed, Olympic-themed dance.