Pupils rise to Olympic challenge with Michael Vaughan

Culture Vultures: Special guest Michael Vaughan was the judges as St.Anselm's Preparatory School pupils put together stalls and presentations for different countries to mark the start of the Olympics.
Culture Vultures: Special guest Michael Vaughan was the judges as St.Anselm's Preparatory School pupils put together stalls and presentations for different countries to mark the start of the Olympics.
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SPORT was very much on the agenda when ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan took part in an Olympic challenge day at S. Anselm’s Preparatory School in Bakewell on Tuesday.

Pupils worked in mixed age groups to put together stunning presentations on a number of countries.

Culture Vultures: Special guest Michael Vaughan and headteacher Simon Northcott were the judges as St.Anselm's Preparatory School pupils put together stalls and presentations for different countries to mark the start of the Olympics.

Culture Vultures: Special guest Michael Vaughan and headteacher Simon Northcott were the judges as St.Anselm's Preparatory School pupils put together stalls and presentations for different countries to mark the start of the Olympics.

“The idea was to encourage children to work cooperatively together,” said John Carr, head of English, who helped organise the day.

He added: “It’s been a lot of fun for everyone involved and we’re delighted that Michael was able to find the time to judge the presentations”.

Michael Vaughan watched each team’s presentation – Brazil, Canada, China, Greece, Kenya, New Zealand, Russia and South Africa – and particularly enjoyed meeting Bobby the Brazilian Bird.

Michael, who presented team Canada with the winners’ medal, said: “I’m very impressed and I’ve learned a lot today!”

“It’s great to see children learning and having fun.”