Water A Wins The Inaugural Middle School Advisory Olympics!
Middle School students have just competed in the inaugural Advisory Olympics. Following on from the success of the Olympic games in High School Advisory last year, we decided to undertake a similar challenge in Middle School.
Students remained in their Advisory Element but were mixed up by grade level. This enabled a more equal starting point as teams competed against each other in a variety of activities during Small Learning Community days of the Advisory cycle.
From building a tower with junk whilst having one of their senses hindered, to taking part in a scavenger hunt, knowledge bowl and the Ultimate ESLR challenge, students were encouraged to work collaboratively, use effective communication, complex thinking and organizational skills.
Teachers were consistently impressed at the level of collaboration, team work and positive spirit that was evident through out each challenge over the 4 week period. Leaders within groups emerged and encouraged and motivated each member of their team.
The activities enabled us to build on the real sense of community and inclusivity that the Advisory program here at SIS fosters. Friendly competition and the large scoreboard that was on display throughout the Olympics continued to motivate and inspire the students to do their best.
The Ultimate ESLR Challenge involved the advisory teams creating one photo that depicted all 5 ESLRs in action. All the students in the team had to be in the photo and they only had 40 minutes from start to finish. The results are spectacular, clearly showing that our students have a real understanding of the ESLRs and what these look like and mean.
It was my pleasure to celebrate with the students and their advisers during Assembly, sharing some of the photos and memories that were created during the Olympics.
Congratulations to Team Water A who won the competition and also to the winning element Water who had the most points combined.
I look forward to hosting the Middle School Advisory Olympics again next year!
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