By Tristan Harris 13/06 Updated: 15/06 00:32
AS THE countdown to the London 2012 Olympics continues, youngsters from Fairfield First School have been learning about different countries from around the World.
As well as supporting Team GB, each class at the school has chosen another country to focus on. As well as planning to follow their fortunes in the games, they have also been finding out more about the culture and language of those nations, which have included Kenya, Russia, Jamaica and Australia.
A special day was held which saw every child given a 'Fairfield Passport' which was stamped as they 'visited each country'. They also recorded activities they had completed. These included a memory game in Russia, a limbo competition in Jamaica, Aboriginal art in Australia and dancing in Kenya.
There was also a visitor from Russia who taught the children some Russian words.
Anne Blandamer, modern foreign languages co-ordinator, said: “It was a busy day but we all had a wonderful time learning about other countries and working with children and staff from other classes.”
Headteacher Helen Hedar added: "The children are really excited about the forthcoming Olympic Games and we are trying to make it a lasting and relevant experience by planning fun and informative activities incorporating all subject areas.
"The staff have been amazing - providing such varied and memorable learning opportunities."
Other activities in the run up to London 2012 will include the Fairfield Olympic Sports Day and a visit from a torch bearer.
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