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Find out more about the Big Events programme happening in the Canterbury district.

Pride Values Poster Competition – Coastal & City

Launched Feb Deadline April 20

Children from across the District have been set the task of designing their own poster to demonstrate the values of the Games. Participants of this art competition can choose to illustrate one particular value or incorporate all five within their designs. Each school has been asked to send in the top three entries from each age category; which will then be judged and the best design will be created into a special plaque that will be presented to every school during the Olympic Torch Relay in July.

The Big 100 Olympic Challenge

18 April

An opportunity for Foundation, KS1 and KS2 children to enjoy the challenge of bouncing, skipping, throwing/catching 100 times as part of a Big 100 Olympic Challenge. Six schools will be invited to take part in the challenge and will include inter and intra school competition. Each event will be timed and it is hoped that all children within each of the schools will participate.

KS1 Olympic Aqua Splash

19 April 8.45-12.30

An opportunity for Year 2 elite able swimmers to participate in a range of water skill events; lifesaving, synchronised swimming, swimming race, diving, water polo. 5 schools will be invited to send a team of 10 children each which will be mixed to promote the values of the games such as friendship, equality and team spirit as well as excellence. Each team will wear coloured bands and be named after sea creatures to rotate around the events with the swimming race as a finale followed by a medal and trophy presenting ceremony. Children will be given certificate and t-shirts as lasting mementoes by the PDM.

Secondary Dance Festival

June date tbc

District Secondary schools will be invited to provide Olympic themed dance performances to showcase at a dance festival in Herne Bay High School’s theatre in June 2012.

Rural Schools Olympic sports Day

27 June

Nine schools will take part in a number of Track and Field events held at Canterbury Academy on 27 June 2012. Each school will bring 24 competitors (of whom would have been chosen through individual sports days held in their schools) as well as a presentation group from each school. The event will commence with an Opening Ceremony with competitors parading and their presentation group offering either a cultural dance or gym/sports display. Each school will be representing a Country (as well as itself) and for each individual event there will be a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal to be won.

Year 7,8,9 Paralympics Coastal and City

27 June

KS3 (Yr7, 8, 9) pupils from all of the District’s Secondary schools will be invited to attend a Sports festival at St Anselm’s School in which they will experience Paralympic events and activities.

Coastal Big Event

7 July

A fun morning of activities giving pupils the opportunity to take part in Olympic and Paralympic challenges. The event will include Opening and Closing ceremonies and there will also be a Torch procession. The aim is to bring all schools together to celebrate, share and demonstrate the Olympic and Paralympic values.

KS1 Coastal Olympic Sing Up

Week commencing 2 July

An opportunity for Year R, 1 and 2 children to participate in a community musical event with musical workshops and the sharing of Cultural songs. Schools invited to the event will be Herne Infants, Briary, Reculver, Herne Bay Infants, St Philip Howard, Hampton, St Alphege, St Mary’s, Westmeads, Joy Lane, and Swalecliffe.

Y5 On Your Marks

9 July

The Community College Whitstable wants to mark the occasion of the 2012 Olympics by putting out a fun event for all its Local Feeder Primary Schools. Students in years 7 and 8 with assistance from Sports Leaders will put on a series of sporting challenges which will reflect Olympic Sports and the Ideals of the Olympic Movement. It is hoped that there will be displays of art work and music on the day which will also reflect the spirit of the 2012 Olympic Games. All students taking part will receive certificates and medals to commemorate the event. Schools involved: Whitstable Junior School, Whitstable & Seasalter Endowed, Joy Lane Primary school, St Mary’s Catholic Primary school, Swalecliffe Community Primary school, Blean Primary School.

Coastal Torch Relay

Design comp launched Feb | Deadline 20 April | Relay 9th-16th July

In February 2012 the Torch design competition was launched across the District. Each school within the area will select the best three from each Key Stage to go into an overall draw where the winner from each Key Stage will have their Torches made.
Once created these torches will tour the schools by minibus, and upon arrival Sports Leaders will run a range of activities to really engage and excite the children about the London 2012 Olympic Torch arrival in July. Activities proposed for the day include an Olympic “wake up and shake up” that all schools will be taught prior to the day and will then perform during this event.

City Torch Relay

Design comp launched Feb | Relay June 16/17/18

In February 2012 the Torch design competition was launched across the District. Each school within the area will select the best three from each Key Stage to go into an overall draw where the winner from each Key Stage will have their Torches made.
Once created these torches will tour the schools by minibus, and upon arrival Sports Leaders will run a range of activities to really engage and excite the children about the London 2012 Olympic Torch arrival in July. Activities proposed for the day include an Olympic “wake up and shake up” that all schools will be taught prior to the day and will then perform during this event.

Primary Schools KS2 District Triathlon

11 July | Whole day-10-3pm

Primary schools across the Canterbury District will enter teams of up to twelve competitors to take part in this Triathlon event. Participants will compete in three activities – Swimming, running and cycling. All activities will be age appropriate distances and will allow the children to experience an Olympic sport.

City Big Event

Friday 13 July

A fun morning of activities giving pupils the opportunity to take part in Olympic and Paralympic challenges. The event will include Opening and Closing ceremonies and there will also be a Torch procession. The aim is to bring all schools together to celebrate, share and demonstrate the Olympic and Paralympic values.

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