Day of events to embrace the Olympic ethos
Published on: 01 Jul 2016
STUDENTS and teachers at John Cabot Academy and the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) have embraced the Olympic ethos and values ahead of the Rio Olympics.
They organised a day of events including a torch relay involving teams of 5-6 student sports leaders and staff. Teams from Bristol Brunel Academy, City Academy Bristol, Bristol Metropolitan Academy, Hanham Woods Academy, Hans Price Academy, John Cabot Academy and King’s Oak Academy ran around a designated course taking in the CLF’s East Bristol secondary academies, starting at King’s Oak Academy and finishing at Bristol and West Athletics Club (Packers.)
A Mini Olympics was held for Year Five students at Bristol and West Athletics Club. The event was be produced and managed by students and staff who have taken part in the Torch Relay. There was a small scale opening ceremony for the Mini Olympics. CLF primary academies taking part are Minerva Primary Academy and Frome Vale Academy. Easton Primary Academy will also be taking part. At the end of the event scores for various events will be added together and the winning academy will be announced.
John Cabot Academy is also involved in the Sky Sports for Living Project. Before the end of term Sky will arrange for Craig Figes, Olympic athlete, to visit the academy to meet the students who have completed a six week activity programme which focuses on developing six keys to success that include working as a team, respect, responsibility and self-management.
Katherine Ogden PE teacher at John Cabot Academy said: “The students really enjoyed taking part in the main events. This Federation event will bring students together in competition and collaboration but it will to also celebrate the Olympic movement and all that this amazing organisation stands for both nationally and internationally.”