Class 5 Greek Olympics
On a hot 29 degrees Thursday last week the Class 5 of Glenaeon and Kamaroi schools met to compete in the Greek Olympics.
On a hot 29 degrees Thursday last week the Class 5 of Glenaeon and Kamaroi schools met at the beautifully situated Rotary War Memorial Athletics Field in Chatswood to celebrate and compete in the Greek Olympics, a competition that aims to recreate the spirit and joy of the original Olympics with jumping, throwing, running and wrestling events on offer. Music, verses, great food and a lot of engagement from teachers, parents and the athletes themselves made this a most wonderful and memorable experience that will live long in the memories of us all! Many great sporting successes were celebrated and nearly 50 medals awarded.
Like in the original Greek Olympics other qualities were recognised and awarded as well: athletes from four different city states (Athens, Corinth, Thebes and Sparta) were also recognised for grace and beauty, strength and determination and for sportsmanship. Zeus made an impressive appearance, graceful dancers showed a well-executed dance and no one was injured over a long hot day! I want to thank all those involved, particularly Ann Jacobsen, our Class 5 teacher as well as David Rodely, Kamaroi’s Class 5 teacher and all the parent judges and conveyors from both schools!