Olympic fun arrives at Tyalgum

Sidera Dyer, age 8, holds the torch aloft.
Sidera Dyer, age 8, holds the torch aloft. John Gass

IT might not have the prestige of the true games but the third mini olympics hosted by Tyalgum Public School on Friday showed plenty of that competitive spirit.

The school held the event to coincide with the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

After holding mini olympics in 2004 and 2008, the school maintained its tradition hosting a games between its students and Tweed Valley College students on Bruce Bartrim Oval.

Tyalgum Public School administration manager Sue Taylor said about 140 students attended.

"There are a few good runners who were in races on Friday that will go to the next level," Ms Taylor said.

"All the kids had a ball and it helped for those kids doing the Olympic thing in class."

Ms Taylor said students would be watching "bits and pieces" of the Olympics over the next two weeks.

Friday's mini games included a march past of country teams, torch relay, official opening and the release of doves.

Events included track events (50m sprint and 50m walk), pool (50m freestyle) and field (javelin) to name a few.

The day ended with a medal presentation.

Topics:  sports

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