Taupo school recreates Olympic rings
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 4:04p.m.
By 3 News online staff
Students and teachers at Waipahihi primary school in Taupo have recreated the Olympic rings to celebrate the London games.
“We wondered what we could do as a whole school to acknowledge and celebrate the Olympic games and we wanted to do something different so we thought if we got the kids to dress up in the five colours of the Olympic rings we’d see if we could recreate them,” says principal Helen Malcolm.
She says they were eager to document their feat too.
“One of our dads is manager of MacEntee Hire and he suggested he bring along a cherry picker so we could take a photo, and one of the teachers went up to take it,” she says.
The school is using the games for “integrated learning”.
“All the classes are using the Olympic Games as a theme for their learning. They’re all enquiring into the different sports and the different countries, talking about sporting ethic and watching with interest the medal tallies,” says Ms Malcolm.
Waipahihi school has around 500 students, from year one through to year six.
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5/08/2012 10:20:39 p.m.
Carol Smith wrote:
Lovely to see my great niece's school enjoying the Olympics. Here in Romsey, Hampshire UK we have been engrossed in the whole spectacle and how lovely the country looks. You Kiwis have a great record for sports.
5/08/2012 12:52:51 a.m.
Grandad Steve in the Nui . wrote:
Fantastic Waipahihi ! Keep the learning fun . Love to our little Grand daughter Jayde in the new entrants . ( In black I'm told ) .
4/08/2012 11:45:46 a.m.
Dopreen Jachno wrote:
What a gteat idea and congratulations to all the students anmd parents for putting such great effort into the project.
love to my special niece Mckenzie Russel froom her Aunty Doreen in Oz.
4/08/2012 12:41:54 a.m.
That's fantastic! You guys look awesome. That must have been a very high cherry picker!
3/08/2012 9:47:26 p.m.
so cool well done guys
3/08/2012 5:37:52 p.m.
Wow Waipahihi School what an awesome idea. Well done for getting behind our olympic team :)
(well done especially to the parents finding yellow clothes!!)
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