Sporting roots with the veggie Olympics

Vegetable olympics at Sexton's Manor Primary School in Bury.   The carrott javelin.
Vegetable olympics at Sexton's Manor Primary School in Bury. The carrott javelin.
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THE ever green-minded pupils at a Bury St Edmunds school put their own unique spin on the Olympic celebrations.

Nursery, reception and key stage one children at Sexton’s Manor Primary competed in the Vegetable Olympics with their parents cheering them on.

Pupils from Sexton's Manor Primary School show their letters to Rwanda to members of the Rwandan Olympic team during their training session in Bury St Edmunds

Pupils from Sexton's Manor Primary School show their letters to Rwanda to members of the Rwandan Olympic team during their training session in Bury St Edmunds

Games included an egg and spoon race with eggs laid by the school’s chickens, the carrot javelin, pea shooting, apple bobbing and blueberry balancing.

On the green-themed sports, head Debbie Knight said: “We try to make as many connections as we can with children’s left and right brain learning which maximise their potential. We also try to come up with different and creative activities.”

Meanwhile, pupils have written about 50 letters to residents in Kagali, Rwanda, and took the opportunity to show them to members of the Rwandan Olympic team during their training in Bury.