All Saints Academy Olympic Day – Tuesday 20 March 2012


All Saints Academy held an Olympic Day on Tuesday 20 March 2012. All students were involved in activities across Curriculum Areas which relate to the Olympics. The purpose of the day was to make all students aware of the Olympics and experience different aspects of how they could be involved; it’s not just about Sport!

“………the important thing in life is not to triumph but to compete……..not victory but combat…….not to have vanquished but to have fought well…..not winning but taking part…..” – Pierre de Coubertin (the founder of the modern Olympic Games).

Activities were run by teachers in Curriculum Areas along with assistance from Sixth Form students taking those subjects. A taste of the activities on offer were creating logos and mascots in ICT; enacting the opening and closing ceremony in Dance and Drama; investigating the Science of the swimming pool; Media and Marketing; investigating Olympic venue sites in Business Studies; History of Olympics; Olympic gods and goddesses translated into poetry; and studying the Olympic record trends in Maths.

The Olympic values were very much in evidence throughout the day:  Respect, Courage, Friendship, Determination, Equality, Excellence and Inspiration.


“Fantastic” – Member of staff

“A fun, active social team building event……….we should do it again” – Year 12 student

“I have really enjoyed the day doing all the sessions” –Year 9 Student

“My favourite was the posters, and it was great seeing some of the staff dressing up” – Year 9 student

Everyone at All Saints Academy is now inspired to get involved in more Sport, and taking part in these activities has raised enthusiasm and awareness in the run up to the Olympics London 2012.

March 5th, 2012

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