THE Cooper School have held their own Olympic Day with all Key Stage 3 students taking part.
Events got under way with a spectacular opening ceremony that featured a colourful Olympic inspired student art work and live performances by students which included an exciting gymnastics display, two excellent dances and the performance, by a group of students, of The Cooper School Olympic Song, which they had composed.
The ceremony provided the perfect opportunity to celebrate the many and varied sporting achievements of The Cooper School’s sports teams, young sportsmen and sportswomen and leaders during 2011-12.
Following the opening ceremony, all students took part in an Olympic inspired activity.
These included alternative and Paralympic sports, sports reporting and commentary, Olympic puzzles, languages of the Olympics, learning an Olympic song, creating a bid to host the Olympics, designing an Olympic T shirt, making Olympic bread rings, learning about Olympic web page design and learning about the science of Olympic fireworks.
The day concluded with all gathering on the school’s athletics field for a mass participation event in the form of the shot put and also the completion of the school’s annual Inter-House Sports Day competition.
Encouraged by the support of their peers, the athletes were inspired to produce fast times on the track, with several school records being set.
Moore House celebrated as they became The Cooper School Sports Day champions 2012 after a closely fought competition.