Children get into spirit of Games with mini Olympics
The SIT Early Childhood Centre in Invercargill got into the Olympic spirit at a mini Olympic Games yesterday.
About 30 children, mostly dressed in New Zealand regalia, took part in the six events.
Skipping, jumping and running, they laughed and giggled their way through the lego hurdles, equestrian riding on miniature ponies and dived over the tiny high jump.
Cheering parents watched as their little Olympians competed.
Three-year-old Ashton McKay proudly competed in his black "Cohen" vest in support of Southland's gold medal winner.
Teacher Allison Halder said the children knew all about the Olympics because they had been watching the Games at home with their parents.
She said it also fitted in with the healthy hearts topic, which they had been learning about.
Four-year-olds Ruby Munroe and Samuel Sheppard said they watched Games at home.
"I watch the swimming and the jumping, I like the high jumping," Samuel said.
Jenna Brand said her son Drew loved watching the Olympics and got quite excited when they were on.
"I would like to jump right over the top of the jump," Drew, 4, said.
After the events, each child was congratulated and presented with the medal they had designed themselves.
Standing in a circle holding hands, they gave their best rendition of the New Zealand national anthem to close their games.
Southland Girls' High also took part in their own mini-Olympic Games-style event yesterday. email@example.com
- © Fairfax NZ News
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