On Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1, all of our Pre-K/Kindergarten students and elementary students enjoyed participating in 3 hours of teamwork, sportsmanship, and physical fitness during our Annual FAA Olympic games.
Bringing the Olympic spirit to FAA
Our maternelle Olympics, in which students from Pre-K2 to Kindergarten participated on May 31, featured fun tasks such as distance throwing, racing, an agility course, a ring toss, and of course a dance competition! On June 1 our elementary students all met in Englewood for their own competitions, which included frisbee golf, sack races, parkour, and sprinting among other activities.
Teamwork and unity in mixed-age groups
During these events, students cooperated in mixed-age groups to perform a series of physical activities and games. Ensuring that each group had a blend of younger and older students helped to emphasize the importance of cooperation, teamwork, and fun over cut-throat competition. The older students acted as role models for the younger children, demonstrating good form, focus, and sportsmanship. The younger children benefited from the chance to spend time bonding with their older classmates! Events such as this build strong relationships across age levels and classes, fostering a sense of school spirit.
Fostering international awareness
It is crucial to cultivate a sense of global awareness, both to increase our students’ understanding of their role as global citizens and also to celebrate their diverse backgrounds. With this in mind, each group of students was given a different country to represent, flying a homemade flag and cheering vigorously. They learned that the Olympics are an international event in which dozens of countries come together to compete and share in the joy of sportsmanship and personal achievement. Having experienced their own Olympics, our students will feel that much closer to the action and excitement during the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris!
We are grateful to our parent volunteers and spectators, as well as our teachers, assistants, and coordinators, who worked tirelessly to prepare and carry out this joyous activity for our students. And of course, we are proud of our Olympians, who competed passionately and cooperated enthusiastically to achieve great things!