Two day Olympics at school

Children from Whitley Lodge First School marking the 2012 Olympics with their own games event which included a fencing session with Kennie Malia after an 'opening ceremony' with reception children lighting a 'flame'.
Children from Whitley Lodge First School marking the 2012 Olympics with their own games event which included a fencing session with Kennie Malia after an 'opening ceremony' with reception children lighting a 'flame'.
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CHILDREN have been getting a feel for the Olympics ahead of the biggest sporting event in the world arriving in London this month.

Pupils at Whitley Lodge First School, in Whitley Bay, took part in an Olympic themed event to mark London 2012.

Youngsters took part in an opening ceremony on Tuesday, with reception children lighting the Olympic Flame.

Children from all year groups then showed off their various sporting skills, with Year 4 children learning the skill of fencing, Year 3 with badminton games, Year 2 learning handball, and Year 1 having gymnastics coaching.

Reception children took part in cheerleading, before the closing ceremony was held the following day.

Headteacher Fiona Lutman said: “Our Whitley Lodge Olympics celebrations has allowed the children to focus on not just the sporting events but the true Olympic ethos of friendship.”