Are you tired, just plain not interested, or even sick of the hullabaloo of the present all-pervasive Olympic games in the “Old Dart” - especially with all the commercial overtones that seems to have eaten away at the true Olympic spirit that appears to now overshadow this once great peon to athletic ability.
Well, if that’s the case, the Record has the remedy that will hopefully restore your view of what the Olympic spirit should really mean.
The Grenfell Playgroup, St Joseph’s Catholic School and the Grenfell Public Schools have all held (mini) Olympic games this week that portray the best of the athletes on view without a sponsor in sight – except, that is, for all the Mum’s and Dad’s, Grandma’s and Grandpa’s, as well as other family members and friends, who showed up to yell support to all the contestants – which was every child in the two primary schools and the Playgroup.
Yes – every single child got to show their wares as they fully engaged in a great collaborative effort where winning wasn’t everything or even anything, despite the mock handing out of cardboard medals in fun.
The main thread that ran through all three events was the sheer joy of being there and having a great time, whilst at the same time learning first hand what is meant by just being a member of a big team.
No stars, no tantrums – just good old fashioned fun – It’s a pity it can’t be bottled and sold, however, maybe that’s the whole point of the exercise.