MANDURAH Primary School tapped into the Olympic spirit last week with 22 children taking part in a Little Athletics mini-Olympic Day.
Held on August 6, the children were encouraged to get active as part of the Prime Minister’s Olympic Challenge.
Given gold, silver, bronze or participation certificates, the children were able to emulate their heroes competing in London.
Children were given the opportunity to try a number of athletic activities including sprints, relays, javelin, long and triple jump, in a fun, safe and inclusive environment at the Western Australian Athletics Stadium.
“Kids want to emulate their sporting heroes and as a community we need to encourage and foster this enthusiasm and use this opportunity to encourage our children to lead an active lifestyle,” Minister for Sport Kate Lundy said.
The event highlighted the local partnership between the Prime Minister’s Olympic Challenge and Little Athletics and demonstrated the important links between schools and local sporting clubs working together to get more children involved in sport.
The Challenge, which concluded at the close of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Monday, provided a unique experience for Australian primary school-aged children and acted as a pathway to achieving lifelong skills.
For more information go to olympicchallenge.gov.au