Olympic Games Opening

What an amazing celebration – the opening of the Olympic Games.  We all learnt so much about Britain.  We loved the journey through time.  The music was really cool.  Some of our very favourite parts were Mr Bean playing and the “Queen” parachuting in.  We have been watching the Olympics a lot this weekend.

Mason has started a wonderful record of Olympic results on a page in our wiki!  Well done Mason.

New Zealand has made a fantastic start.  Glen Snyders set a New Zealand record in the swimming – 100 metre breaststroke.

Hamish Bond and Eric Murray set a world record time in the heats of rowing.

Kiwi athletes get a surprise visit from the Queen.

We need to really think about the messages in the Olympic Games… everyone is gathered in peace to compete. It was very exciting to see all the teams parade in. How exciting to see this is the first Olympics with a female competitor from every country.

It was so special to see the lighting of the Olympic flame. It is so symbolic to see a copper petal from each country all burning together.

There were so many wonderful moments in the opening ceremony. What was your favourite?

 

 

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  1. Hello everyone,

    The Olympic Opening Ceremony was certainly a spectacle worth watching. It would have been wonderful to be in the audience but, as this wasn’t possible, we had wonderful overage on television.

    My favourite moment was the descent of many Mary Poppins characters. This brought back memories of the film I first saw so many years ago. I also enjoyed the overall theme where London was able to showcase British history.

    Let’s hope both Australia and New Zealand athletes can return home with many personal bests and bags of medals. 🙂

    @RossMannell
    Teacher, NSW, Australia

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