The CAFOD mini-Olympics Warrington/St Helen’s/Halton heat (afternoon session)

The sixth heat of the CAFOD Liverpool mini-Olympics took place at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College in Widnes on the afternoon of Wednesday 27th June and it involved 4 schools from Halton LEA and St Helen’s LEA. The four schools that battled it out included:

  • St Gerard’s Catholic Primary School in Widnes (Ethiopia)
  • St John Fisher Catholic Primary School in Widnes (Bangladesh)
  • St Bart’s Catholic Primary School in Rainhill (Brazil)
  • St Bede’s Catholic Primary School in Widnes (El Salvador)

The Olympics were based on the Quadkids award scheme and involved a 75 metre sprint, a 600 metre run, a long jump, a throwing event and concluded with a relay. At the end of the afternoon, while the children were receiving their medals and certificates, Mike Dooling ( a CAFOD volunteer who helped with the running of the afternoon) brought out his Olympic torch that he recently ran with and the children (and staff) were very excited to get their photograph taken with the torch!

Altogether 44 primary schools in Liverpool Archdiocese will be taking part in the CAFOD mini Olympics this June. The winner will be announced at the beginning of July, with the winning school winning the CAFOD Liverpool mini Olympic trophy!!!!

A massive thank you for all who helped make the afternoon such a success including our friends at SS Peter and Paul Ctaholic College for their hospitality and Mike Dooling or all his hard work on the day. Also a special thank you to the year 9 sport leaders from SS Peter and Paul who were absolute stars on the day!

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