Royal Blind's Olympic Spirit

Posted: 27/06/2012 |

Pupils at the Craigmillar campus showed their enthusiasm for sport and the upcoming London Olympic Games by participating in an Olympic Sports Day on Wednesday 20th June. Students were split into four teams, each representing a different country.

The day’s events kicked off with an Opening Ceremony that was led by Olympic Torchbearer, Ken Reid. The teams displayed their colours and flags while Ken, who is blind himself, spoke about his experience as a Torchbearer and encouraged the students to pursue the Olympic Values of Respect, Excellence and Friendship.  The students participated in four outdoor activities that required both individual and team skills, including a javelin toss and relay race.

Principle Julie Fardell added, ‘What a privilege to participate in the Royal Blind School’s Olympic Sports Day today. The young people demonstrated excellent sporting skills, determination to participate to the best of their ability, fair play, friendship and leadership.’

Later that week the torch travelled to Braeside House, where many of the residents got to hold the torch as well. Huge thanks to Ken Reid for taking the time to visit.