Rise Park Junior School pupils launch their own Olympic games

Havering’s mayor attended the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games last week - at Rise Park Junior School.

Youngsters and teachers at the Annan Way school have been working hard to create a homegrown version of the greatest show on Earth.

Assistant headteacher Sarah Hillyer said: “We held a number of competitions to design a flag for each house, along with a mascot and torch.”

The children took part in a torch relay outside the school, performed the Olympic dance, before lighting a beacon with a ‘flame’.

Ms Hillyer added: “Over the next six weeks we will be focusing on the Olympics, holding a number of sporting sessions, as well as sports’ day, finishing with an Olympic closing ceremony and awards for the winning house.”


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Cllr Lynden Thorpe declared the Games offically open on Thursday of last week (June 14).

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