Popcorn and flags were for sale as spectators took their seats for the opening ceremony of the ‘2016 Olympics’ held at Manor Primary School in Uckfield yesterday.
There were displays of cheerleading, dancing, karate, football and singing. See some of those taking part below.
Afterwards as the games got under way Souvenir City and a Food Court opened for business.
Manor children were taking part in an enterprise day and they were judged not only on the amount of money they made but on their branding, costings and corporate image.
Different years took on different responsibilities. Years 1 and 2 master-minded the opening ceremony, sold tickets for entry and had popcorn and flag sellers mingling with the crowds.
Years 5 and 3 were responsible for the games themselves which children took part in.
Souvenir City was set up by Years 3 and 4 and they made all the badges, bookmarks, headbands and even water bottle holders which were on sale.
Next door Years 5 and 6 wmanned the Food Court where cakes and savouries were for sale.
The judges faced a difficult decision. Deputy head Peter Ediss and the admin team of Jacqui Benton, Sarah Harland and Esme Brooks, who listened as children explained their planning in the run up to the ‘Olympics’ toured all the activities yesterday morning and were there to see how the event itself ran.
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