Team parades, sports competitions and creativity challenges were brightened by children’s solidarity
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This year we hosted our very first Olympic Games, both as a nation and as a school. The first edition of our Olympics involved all students, from nursery through elementary school. It was an incredible event, one that promoted a fun and laid-back back environment, with activities for all age groups. The kids made their own cheers and chants, proper flags, and even mascots.
The opening ceremony took place on August 19th, with the team parade decorating the school streets in blue, yellow, and red, and vibrant cheers getting the crowds on their feet. We even had a special guest! Taina joined us with a real Olympic torch, which she won the right to carry when she participated in an essay-writing contest. She got to pass the torch when it came through Campinas, and was awarded a replica of her own, which she brought with her for our opening ceremonies. It was amazing; the kids were in total awe!
The students had a very busy week, with all kinds of challenges, which included, for example: giant hot potato, shot put, 20 meter races, 30 meter crawling hurdle for babies, target shooting (with a ball), basketball, hurdles, relay races, somersault races, long distance jumping, soccer, music, and dodge ball.
As part of the competition, the students also had to gather book donations for Tigrinhos Comunidade’s “Reading in Park” project, where books are distributed to low-income communities. They managed to collect 1,500 adult and children’s books!! Wohoooo!!
The closing ceremony was beautiful, wrapping things up on August 26th with a special capoeira presentation, as well as the distribution of trophies and medals to the winning groups. Congratulations to all!!
Go Golden! We are Tigers!