Children go for gold at opening ceremony
CHILDREN in Sherwood held their own Olympics opening ceremony 99 days before the London games begin.
Sherwood Park Community Primary School's Olympic opening ceremony was held at the school, in Friars Way, on Friday.
Each class dressed to represent a different country, making flags and maps and performing for fellow pupils.
Italy taught the school how to count to ten in Italian, France gave lots of fun facts, the USA performed a cowboy-influenced dance and China paraded their own Chinese dragon.
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Teacher Kate Searle, who organised the event along with the school council, said: "The Olympics is such a big event and we felt we should be a part of it so the children could understand the values of the Olympics.
"It brings us all together as a community."
More than 300 pupils took part in the event which featured a dance to open the ceremony and a presentation about the history of the Olympics.
The children also made their very own Olympic torch.
Head teacher Keith Marden said: "There is a massive learning opportunity with the Olympics and a chance to have some fun."
Next month the school is holding a skipping competition with medals and in June all the children will take part in an Olympics sports day.