In our Topic lesson over the last two weeks we have been investigating The Olympics. Why, when and where they were started ?
The first Olympic Games were held in Olympia in 776 B.C. to honour Zeus, the king of the Gods.
This week the children were challenged to create their own Olympic Mascot. First we explored why mascots are used and what they are based on. We discovered that a mascot can be an animal, person or object that is supposed to bring good luck. Olympic mascots are fictional characters, usually an animal native to the area, which represent the cultural heritage of the place where the Olympic Games are taking place.
For inspiration we looked at past Olympic mascots.
First, the children had to decide in which city their Olympic Games were going to be held.
Next, they researched animals and customs native to the country that the city they chose was in, before designing their Mascot.
The children designed some excellent mascots with a lot of thought going into their choices. We even had some 3D Mascots!