Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Home school day - Novelty Olympics

On Monday we had our own Novelty Olympics with the homeschool group. What a lot of fun! We had 30+ kids competing in 4 age groups. Events included :-

Gumboot throwing

Standing high jump (how high could you jump to touch the wall)

Long jump

Sock wrestling (try to get the opponent's sock off)

Other track & field events (that I don't have photos generic enough to publish on the blog) included javelin (with a foam javelin), discus (with a lightweight disc) , shotput (foam ball), the hop, skip & jump, the frog jump, the side step and fencing (with pool noodles).

Relay races like backward running races, egg & spoon races, piggyback races, crab races.

Followed by a medal presentation for each event

And then some well deserved afternoon tea.

The kids had to take their score sheet around to each of the events while parents helped with the measuring and recording. Everyone also collected medals along the way just for taking part with words like "Awesome", "Stupendous", "Brilliant" etc.

It was a wonderful day - the organisers did a fantastic job. Billy really enjoyed the day despite a few tears late in the afternoon as tiredness set in. He was really chuffed to get gold in javelin & discus and bronze in gumboot throwing - I think he rang everyone he knows to tell them about his medals lol.


Jayne said...

Sounds like a really fun day for the parents as well as the kids!
Well done to Billy :)

lightening said...

Some fabulous ideas for events there! Glad to hear you had a good day.

EC said...

How awesome is that??? Fantastic!

Our Red House said...

What a great day you all had. I like your Olympic rings. I have always thought one needed to be pink!