Possum Group - 16 to 19 August, 2016
The Olympics kicked off and the country watched with earnest! While Kitty Chiller may have her feelings of dissapointment, here at AELC we were quite satisfied with both the performance and Olympic knowledge of our Possums. We started with a look at (highlights of) the Opening Ceremony! The children were asked to name some of the Olympic sports and collect newspaper clippings they have seen. One clipping told the story of Mo Farah, an Olympic runner from Great Britian. During the 10,000 km marathon, Farah fell over as he ran. Showing great resilience he picked himself up and continued to run, and came FIRST! What an excellent show of bravery and persistence in the face of adversity. We also discussed some medal winners of Australia and naturally, Usain Bolt was talked about as a favourite athlete. We do enjoy seeing his big smile as he crosses the finish line!
We kept a tally of Australia’s medals and had our own competitions at Kinder. Long jump was a big favourite. We watched footage of Australian long jump athlete in action - Henry “The Frayne Train” Frayne to see how he performed. As the long jump competition went on, some realised they could perform better with an extra long run up. Everyone used their own personal technique to make it the furtherest that they could and beat their own personal bests. We expect by the next Olympics our Possums will be long jump experts!