Olympic Fever at Dollar
Dollar Academy Prep and Junior School celebrated their own Olympic Games on Friday 15th June, in an event made even more special following the Team GB announcements earlier this month.
Rebecca Manson from Junior 2 had the honour of carrying the Olympic Torch in the school's opening parade which was led out by the school Pipe Band. Despite the rain, the opening ceremony was conducted at the Boys Pavilion by the Rector and Mrs Morrison, Head of Prep and Junior School.
Mixed age teams representing 16 countries rotated around 8 activities during the course of the day. The PE Department organised running, jumping and throwing events, as well as a challenging obstacle course for the pupils. Further challenges came in the form of an Olympic quiz, fact finding puzzles, team command tasks and learning a complete dance routine in under 20 minutes.
The day culminated in the closing ceremony and a performance of The Big Dance; 400 pupils and staff executed the Olympic themed dance together with great spirit and much laughter.
Mr David Knapman, Rector at Dollar Academy, commented: "We've been in the midst of Olympic celebrations for the last fortnight here at Dollar, with Former Pupil Jen McIntosh's selection at the start of the month, then PE teacher Rob Moffatt stint as a torch bearer in Glasgow last weekend. The summer sporting event has the attention of the whole school - and it was lovely to see just how enthusiastically our younger pupils engaged with today's activities."