School hosts its own Olympic Games

Equestrian olympic event at Sebert Wood Primary school on Moreton Hall in Bury.    Imogen Reed.
Equestrian olympic event at Sebert Wood Primary school on Moreton Hall in Bury. Imogen Reed.
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SPACE hopper races and wooden horses featured in a special sports experience at a Moreton Hall school.

Last Monday, Sebert Wood Primary School kicked off a week of Olympic Games with an opening ceremony full of songs and dance.

Torchbearers lit an Olympic Flame and national anthems for all the childrens’ teams were included in the programme, which was brought to an end on Friday with a closing ceremony and repeated this week for the pre-school, nursery and reception children.

“I’m really proud of what they’ve done, it’s really been great fun,” said headteacher Richard Rice of his staff and pupils.

Athletics, swimming, cycling, gymnastics and hockey featured among the week’s activities, where students in Years 1-4 competed as teams as well as for individual points.

An equestrian event, which enlisted the help of wooden horses, and a sebertathlon, which included a space hopper race and netball shoot-out, also proved popular.

PE leader Jo Plumb, who planned the events, said: “It was hard work but I think it was really successful, all the children seemed to enjoy it.”