The Windsor Street Olympics
Who needs Tokyo 2020 when you have The 2020 Windsor Street Olympics?
Residents and the team at Windsor Street Care Centre have enjoyed working together to run their very own internal Olympics Games over the past couple of weeks.
The team decided to take up this challenge after residents were left disappointed by the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Each household, (four in total) competed in a series of cleverly organised socially distanced games.
Games included archery, boat races, weightlifting and many more. For example, the weightlifting award was based on the best pose whilst lifting a series of rubber weights. The boat race was carried out with wind-up toys on a summer’s day in the garden paddling pool.
Some residents also loved getting involved in the preparation for the event by designing household emblems and producing Olympic themed signs for the home. They even ran their very own internal opening ceremony.
Jessica Jones and Katheryn Folley are Activities Coordinators at OSJCT Windsor Street. They support the wellbeing of residents with a stimulated and varied programme of activities.
Katheryn said: “Our residents love watching the Olympic games and were very disappointed when it was cancelled. I am proud that we came together to turn this negative into a positive with our very own Windsor Street Olympics. This sums up the fantastic way Windsor Street Care Centre has reacted to the pandemic in recent months.”
Jessica said: “Everyone had a fantastic time with our very own Olympics. It was difficult to run activities in the way we usually would with current restrictions in place but the creative solutions we have found have been an overwhelming success. I have no doubt the Windsor Street Olympics will be an annual event from now on.”