This Tuesday, 23 March, and after a year’s wait, year 5 and 6 primary students have been able to compete in the SEK Schools Olympism Contest. Held this morning, it featured such well known guests as Alberto González “Pipe”, Olympic presenter at Marca; Juan Carlos Segovia, director of the Marqués de Samaranch Olympic Chair at Camilo José Cela University and Jose Javier Hombrados, Sports Director at SEK Education Group. As befits his profession, “Pipe” presented, while Hombrados and Segovia took part in the panel of experts for the competition.
As Segovia recalled before starting the contest: “Initially, we thought of holding a sporting trivia competition, since the father of the Olympic games was a teacher”, thereby combining these two disciplines was one of the priorities. However, due to Covid-19, the sporting aspect had to be postponed to guarantee the safety of the students. In this vein, the session was broadcast live so that participants’ classmates could watch the competition and support their school from the classrooms, thus maintaining social distancing. Students were excited and nervous at the same time, and the competition was a very close call right until the end.
Composed of four rounds of ten questions each, students had to answer based on the previously acquired knowledge. The score was quite tight throughout the day, so students gave their best.
Finally, with 38 correct answers out of a possible 40, SEK Santa Isabel was the overall winner of the competition, and the four students taking part, Lourdes, Matilde, Luz and Claudia won a scholarship to SUMMER SEK for this summer.