These three tracks are music composed and recorded by the Olympic Music group. They were created using ideas from the students and recorded using GarageBand software on Apple iMac computers. One piece is a fanfare written for prize presentations, one is incidental Music for the Final Celebration Assembly that took place on Thursday afternoon of the Activities week and one is an Olympic Week Anthem which was arranged and written by the Music option group together with two tutors that visited us from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford.
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The Food group worked hard at making energy bars and food from a range of countries suitable for feeding athletes. We made Quesadillas from Mexico, Latkes from Russia and Koftas from Greece and shared them with all Everest students who agreed they were delicious!
Baillie Mas and his nunchuck skills! He was outstanding when it came to the weapons! A great demonstration by him in the Closing Ceremony. Well done to everyone that took part. Louis Woods for his effort and Beth Taylor for beating Mr Nash up! It was a great week with all students learning some self defence from Bryan Andrews from Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy, Basingstoke.
The Athletics group were coached by two very highly talented and respected Athletic Coaches. In these sessions the students were taught correct body posture, biomechanics, speed intervals and various training techniques. On Wednesday all students represented Everest Community Academy in the Basingstoke District Athletics Championships. We finished 6th out of 9 Schools, with a number of our students qualifying to represent Basingstoke and Deane in the Hampshire School Games.
Graphic Design was great fun and learning! We used the Tasc Wheels to work in small groups to research, design and make models of an Olympic Stadium. Students chose to work in mixed year groups to complete the challenges set. The photos tell the story of what was achieved in such a short time by such talented and wonderful students and staff.
We designed and made outfits based on fashion from some of the different countries taking part in the Olympics 2012. As part of this the students had a budget which they got the opportunity to spend wisely in town. The finished products were presented on the catwalk in the Closing Ceremony. The outfits produced included cowboys, traditional Chinese dress, typical British clothes, Jamaican and French. Each outfit sported the Olympic rings as a tribute.
The Football group experienced a blend of theory and practical sessions. The theory consisted of the history of the game and a quiz on football. They had the opportunity to be coached by Chelsea Football Club and Hampshire FA who came in to run skills sessions. One of the highlights of the sessions being Gaiyan Barry beating the Chelsea coaches at the crossbar challenge.
The final day climaxed with a tournament consisting of 7 teams where it was noticeable the skills picked up during the week came to fruition. There were a few stand out performances who consistently demonstrated the Olympic values throughout the week with the following students winning certificates: Siobhan Wright, Joe Hearne, Alfie Mitchell, Alfie Barker, Luis Kirby, Liam Williams and Ellie Dawber.