Day 17: Reach Olympics
The sun was blazing down on the Reach students on the day of the Reach Olympics! The competition was fierce, the events challenging and the rewards indescribable. After their morning classes, the Reach students competed admirably in various events including discus (with a Frisbee) and the egg and spoon championships. Despite the heat, the students fared well and enjoyed a splendid afternoon in the sun. The Olympics concluded a week of sporting excellence, which included the student VS supervisor Football Tournament (commiserations to the students), and fitness classes (not for the weak hearted) led by Tomini Fashina.
The other afternoon activity was the Flashmob organised by the community outreach team. If you do
n’t know what a flashmob is it is probably worth having a quick google or youtube. The idea of a flashmob is that a group of seemingly ordinary people will suddenly come together in a random public place and carry out a co-ordinated activity (often a dance) in order to draw attention for a particular issue. This method was employed very effectively by the community outreach team, who organised “flash” Classrooms across Cambridge town centre, which were designed to raise awareness of the problems facing students in Ghana. After they had participated in the mob, the students then handed out information cards to the public, and encouraged them to donate to the work of Sabre. The activity was really fantastic, and definitely made the public pay attention!
The day rounded off with another student disco. Our athletes and activists were able to wind down to the tunes of One Direction and Beyonce, and have some well-earned chill time. Students who didn’t want to disco finished of their day by playing Disney Singstar, which I believe faced somewhat overly enthusiastic supervision by some of our (Disney obsessed) leaders!
Written by Grace, Superviso