Pupils from Cawston Primary School take part in their own Olympic ceremony

PUBLISHED: 14:43 26 June 2012 | UPDATED: 14:43 26 June 2012

Cawston Primary School Olympics day. Oliver Jaggard, 10, carrying the torch.

Cawston Primary School Olympics day. Oliver Jaggard, 10, carrying the torch. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY


The spirit of the Olympics was embraced by a north Norfolk school today (Tuesday) when pupils dressed-up for the day to celebrate the sporting event.

Staff, parents and children gathered together at Cawston Primary School to take part in their very own Olympic ceremony.

The day started with a parade on the school field with pupils in their four house team colours with banners, flags and costumes from all over the world.

As part of the parade the children made a Chinese dragon, head-dresses of different European landmarks and animal face masks.

Headteacher Kay Swann said the pupils had been looking at different continents and cultures while learning about the Olympics.

“It’s an amazing event for them to get involved in and the school’s Olympic ceremony had been created from their own ideas,” she said.

“They’ve been thinking about the Olympic values and spirit and it will be something for them to remember when they leave primary school.”

Families and friends came to watch the ceremony and the parade finished with a Mexican wave. Pupils also took part in different activities in a ‘clockwork sports’ event, from hopping and skipping to basketball practice.

Mrs Swann thanked the community for their support with the event.

Art co-odinator Paula Jones organised the arts week for the students and the sporting activities were put on by physical education co-ordinator Matthew Wigg.

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