Kids enjoy summer Olympics program
CEREDO -- The Olympics came a few years early and featured more miniature stars at Playmates Child Development Centers' Summer Olympics Friday at Ceredo-Kenova Middle School.
Students chose a country at the beginning of the summer and have spent the summer learning all about it, said Amy Wagoner, 21st Century Project Coordinator.
The event kicked off with an Olympic walk with kids displaying their country's flag.
Complete with Olympic games such as long jump, 50-yard dash and sack races, students spent the afternoon enjoying the outdoors. One event was a Lego competition, in which the students displayed their creations based on their country.
Griffin Wagoner, 11, from Huntington, said to represent his country, the Philippines, his group made an oceanic volcano, complete with volcanic flowers and lava.
"The lava is what makes the islands when it touches the water," Griffin Wagoner explained.
Playmates has six locations across the area and serves more than 400 kids during the summer.
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