PUPILS have taken part in a ‘mini Olympics’ after a week of learning about different countries and creating an ‘opening ceremony dance’.

Children at St Edburg’s CE Primary School in Bicester took part in an Olympics-themed week jam-packed full of activities.

Helen Butler, PE lead at the school, said: “We began the week with our St Edburg’s Olympics opening ceremony, where each class treated others to a performance based on their chosen country, including Great Britain, Greece, China, Finland, Ethiopia, Brazil and Mexico.

“Performances ranged from traditional dances, performance poems, music and percussion, to more modern dances.

“Across the week, each key stage took part in a multi-skills festival where they competed in teams for Olympic pride – activities included hurdles, three-legged races, discus, javelin and of course the traditional egg and spoon.

“Throughout the week, classes spent time researching the Olympics legacy of their chosen countries and preparing a display for the other children to explore during our closing ceremony.

“Due to Covid restrictions, we weren’t able to parade for our opening and closing ceremonies as we would have wished, but the children were proud to share their performances and have enjoyed learning about other countries’ Olympics legacies.

“Throughout the week, children worked hard to demonstrate our core sports values: determination, respect, self-belief, passion, honesty and teamwork.”