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In the spirit of this year’s 2012 Olympic Games in London, fws’ Kesho Leo Early Education Centre teamed up with the local Engosengiu Primary School and held their very own ‘Mini Olympics’ for their Chekechea (Kindergarten) and Pre-Primary classes.


After months of practicing, the event got off to an early start on the local school oval of Engosengiu Primary School in Sinoni Village, Arusha. Around 156 budding mini-athletes adorned their team colours and name badges and were set into teams of 13 for a morning of organised sports and fun, including: walking/baton/hurdle/running/marching relays; archery; pole vaulting; long jump; gym and balance beams; finishing off with champion relay races for both classes.



With much enthusiasm and energy, the students took on each interactive activity with big smiles and vigor, and some with a bit more of a competitive edge. It was a day made up of chants, cheers, and high-fives and students were able to have some active fun, make new friends, learn new games and maybe discover strengths they never knew they had! At the end of the event students were each handed a participation certificate for completing the Kesho Leo and Engosengiu Mini Olympics.With much enthusiasm and energy, the students took on each interactive activity with big smiles and vigor, and some with a bit more of a competitive edge. It was a day made up of chants, cheers, and high-fives and students were able to have some active fun, make new friends, learn new games and maybe discover strengths they never knew they had! At the end of the event students were each handed a participation certificate for completing the Kesho Leo and Engosengiu Mini Olympics.


The day’s success could not have been achieved without the shared master planning of fws’ Education Volunteer, Jenny Ferris and local fws Education Manager, Regina Mrema in partnership with the teachers of Engosengiu Primary School – asante sana (thank you very much)! Also, thanks to all the Form 1 leaders from Edmund Rice Secondary School and the fws staff and volunteers who supported and cheered on the participating students on the day.


Kesho Leo looks forward to strengthening the relationship between the local school Engosengiu and work together in the continuity of shared activities and learning between their Chekechea and Pre-Primary classes. The teachers have already started planning their next event together ‘Literacy Day’ to be carried out in the coming month!