Icknield’s Mini Olympics

On Thursday 9th June, approximately forty students from year 7, 8 and 9 competed in the Mini Olympics. This was organised and run by the sport team from the Student Voice, which consisted of one year 11 and six year 10 leaders. This was a great occasion, where students got to display their athletic ability as well as being given the opportunity to take part in various activities that they enjoy. These included; long jump, javelin, shot put and a number of distance running events. Every event had a gold, silver and bronze medal to be won and every student managed to win at least one with some winning as many as three. The students were divided into teams named after a country- England, Jamaica and Brazil. Jamaica came out as the overall winners with the team collecting the most gold medals across the three year groups. The students competed incredibly well in hot conditions and had a fantastic time celebrating school sport ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this summer. The afternoon encouraged healthy competition amongst the students whilst supporting other team members and mixing with other year groups.

Mini Olympics

Student Voice member Bethany said; “It was great to see the younger years enjoying the competition, there was a lot of excitement about winning the medals. It went really well!”

Following the event PE teacher Miss Doyle said; “I look forward to seeing these students compete again next year, which promises to be an even bigger event. Well done to everyone who took part and got into the Olympic spirit”.