Aims of the project
The aim of the Olympic Day is to bring children from our local community together and to celebrate the international Olympic event this year. It provides local children with the opportunity to try sports they might not have had the opportunity to try previously, such as hurdles, javelin and high jump.
Background and goals
Sporting opportunities are ideal for bringing children together from varying schools and backgrounds. This is the first time Oakwood have hosted this event and we hope that this will be the start of other inter-school projects.
Oakwood has the perfect site and sporting facilities to allow our Olympic day to take place. We also have our own sporting specialist teachers to facilitate the day. We are also able to host the local schools by providing snacks and a picnic lunch to finish the day.
It is hoped this new initiative will be part of an ongoing link with our local primary schools, in sharing our facilities and expertise.
The Mini Olympics includes Year 4 pupils from Oakwood, Funtington Primary and Chidham Primary schools. All the boys and girls are in Year 4, aged 8-9.
Frequency and duration
The Mini Olympics is a one-off event this year. We hope to hold other sporting and music events every academic year.