Tracing the history of the games to their beginnings in Ancient Greece in 776 BC, the stage show invoked the Spirit of the Game (played by Poppy Kellock) to inspire a modern day athlete (Billy Watkinson) to achieve his dream at the games.
An upbeat musical score underlined the show’s central message that, now as then, athletes who compete fairly and to the best of their ability are truly expressing the Olympic Spirit, and that it is through focus, dedication and determination that Olympic dreams are achieved.
Year Three class teacher Jess Shelley said: ‘The children absolutely loved rehearsing and performing The Glorious Games.
‘They learned so much about the history of the games, from its beginnings as a cycle of four major sporting contests known collectively as the Panhellenic Games, to the range of the ancient sporting contests which included charioteers, pankrationists and long-jumpers running with weights, to its modern-day incarnation as a sporting contest for men and women across all nations. Many of the parents said how much they too had learned.’