Coolham pupils compete in their own Tokyo 2020 Olympics and explore Japenese culture

A Coolham school transformed its hall into a state of the art aircraft to take pupils on an exciting yet speedy trip to Tokyo.

Pupils at William Penn School participated in a day of exploring Japanese culture before competing in their very own Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday, July 20.

Pupils arrived bright and early, ready for their flight. They received their passports and boarding passes before filing through passport control. Luckily, all pupils were extremely organised and sailed through customs without a hitch.

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Children were in the safe hands of pilot, captain Barlow, who successfully journeyed to Japan in record time despite some turbulence. Pupils managed to see the top of Mount Fuji poke through the misty atmosphere, and even spotted some snow monkeys gathering in the distance.

Pupils from William Penn School in Coolham had a virtual flight to Tokyo to take part in their own Olympics SUS-210727-130943001

Most importantly, pupils were treated to in-flight refreshments – a smorgasbord of Japanese delicacies. All enjoyed Japanese noodles, rice, sweet biscuits, pancakes with red bean paste, and mandarins – served with a smile by the flight attendants.

After a smooth landing in Tokyo, pupils explored the art of anime, created their own manga character profiles, made flags to fly at the Olympics, and wrote their names in Japanese.

In the afternoon, children competed in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. After the Olympic torch was transferred in a grand ceremony, pupils stepped up to the challenge – excelling in sports activities ranging from javelin to shotput, hurdles to the relay before they fkew back to Coolham after a jam-packed day.