Today, the 31st Olympiad begins in Rio, Brazil.
To celebrate this significant global event, yesterday BHPS hosted its very own Olympic Opening Ceremony!
Each grade represented a different country. 3/4C represented Great Britain.
Everyone looked fantastic dressed up in red, blue and white!
Our school oval was transformed into a spectacular display of colour, cheering, music, flags and joy. Each country marched in the traditional parade of nations and we then listened to several Olympic speeches before the games of the 31st Olympiad were declared open!
The Olympic torch made an exciting entrance on a motorbike and a former Olympic cyclist (and grandfather to one of our grade one students), John, lit the Olympic cauldron. John was a member of the Australia Olympic team in 1972. He was a cyclist in the road race competition in Munich. Symbolic pigeons were then released.
What a fantastic celebration!
Here is a slideshow of the colour and fun that was the BHPS Olympic Opening Ceremony!
After recess, students in grades three, four and five participated in a Mini Olympics. The grade six students did a fantastic job organising a variety of events and the students enjoyed themselves immensely!
It was great to see lots of parents attending our ceremony to join in with the fun. What a wonderful day we all had!
What was your highlight of our opening ceremony?
Which event did you enjoy most at the Mini Olympics?
What interesting facts do you know about the Olympics?
What sports will you watch during the Olympic Games?