Third graders at Windsor Elementary School held their own Windsor Olympics to coincide with the 23rd Winter Olympics being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
According to third grade teacher, Natalie Slaby, students and staff started with a parade of nations on Monday, February 12. Students held the flag of the country for whom they were competing. They then all gathered in the third grade family room to recite the Olympic Oath.
Students were divided into 16 teams representing a country competing in the Pyeongchang Olympics. Students competed in one event per day. Monday’s event was the javelin, followed by the discus, the shot put, speed skating, and finally the ski jump. Gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded each day. According to Slaby, Molly Kilkenny, parent of third grader Jake Scott, was instrumental in helping to plan and facilitate the daily Olympic events. Countries represented in the WES Olympics were Austria, Belarus, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Norway, Italy, Slovenia, Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, and Poland.