Chilcotin Road students get in Olympic spirit

Greg Sabatino photo                                Chilcotin Road Elementary School Grade 3 students Logan Tyre (left) and Joseph Wolf (second from right), pull their reading buddy, Kindergarten student Quinn Smith-Hall, in a dogsled buddy race Thursday. The school and teacher Rachel Davis (right) designed an Olympic Fun Day in celebration of National Flag of Canada Day hosting five fun events for students: crazy carpet challenge, skeleton scooter race, craft station, co-operative cross-country skiing and dogsled buddy race.Greg Sabatino photo Chilcotin Road Elementary School Grade 3 students Logan Tyre (left) and Joseph Wolf (second from right), pull their reading buddy, Kindergarten student Quinn Smith-Hall, in a dogsled buddy race Thursday. The school and teacher Rachel Davis (right) designed an Olympic Fun Day in celebration of National Flag of Canada Day hosting five fun events for students: crazy carpet challenge, skeleton scooter race, craft station, co-operative cross-country skiing and dogsled buddy race.
Chilcotin Road students get in Olympic spirit
Chilcotin Road elementary teacher Rachel Davis (left) explains the rules of the dogsled buddy race to competitors at the school Thursday.Chilcotin Road elementary teacher Rachel Davis (left) explains the rules of the dogsled buddy race to competitors at the school Thursday.
Chilcotin Road elementary students take part in a snow curling game Thursday afternoon.Chilcotin Road elementary students take part in a snow curling game Thursday afternoon.
Chilcotin Road elementary Grade 5 student Preston Sigsworth (front) leads his team in the co-operative cross-country skiing race Thursday at the school.Chilcotin Road elementary Grade 5 student Preston Sigsworth (front) leads his team in the co-operative cross-country skiing race Thursday at the school.
Grade 6 student Caen Passeri leads the way in the co-operative cross-country skiing race as helper Owen Deverson (left) and education assistant Lisa Ruyter (right).Grade 6 student Caen Passeri leads the way in the co-operative cross-country skiing race as helper Owen Deverson (left) and education assistant Lisa Ruyter (right).

Students at Chilcotin Road Elementary School enjoyed an afternoon outside Thursday with an Olympic Fun Day.

Held to coincide with National Flag of Canada Day, teacher Rachel Davis designed several fun Olympic-themed events for students to take part in: a crazy carpet distance challenge, a skeleton scooter race, a craft station, a co-operative cross-country skiing course and a dogsled buddy race.

“The purpose is to give the kids a taste of Olympic activities in a modified format and bring the school and all students together while working with their ready buddies,” Davis said.