Clark Elementary School Holds 2nd Annual Third Grade Olympics
The London Olympics may have ended this summer, but some Charlottesville elementary students competed in their own version of the games Friday morning.
Over 40 third grade students at Clark Elementary School took part in their second annual Olympics, with events ranging from relay races to kickball. Students were divided into four teams, representing four different countries around the world - Australia, Spain, Tanzania, and the United States.
The games concluded a week of lessons on Greek life and culture.
"One of the things our students have just finished learning about is Greece, and one of the contributions they learned about is the Olympics. So this entire week has been dedicated to Olympic trials, teaching about sportsmanship and competition, and also community building," said Jennifer Eddins, a third grade teacher at Clark Elementary.
Christopher Alexander, a Clark Elementary third grade student, said, "It's just getting us really active, it's helping us understand the true meaning of sportsmanship and how to work together as a team."
Medal ceremonies were held after every event, complete with creative cheers for every team. Parents also brought Greek food for the athletes to enjoy after the games ended.
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