In mid-August, a group of residents at Bracken Court homelessness scheme in Reading decided to get into the Rio spirit and host their own Olympics.
Staff and residents got themselves into two competing teams, the Bracken Bruisers and Team Alpha, and competed with one another in a range of activities including an obstacle race, badminton, table tennis, a-legged race, a sack race, and a tug-of-war.
The scheme’s staff put in a huge effort towards making the day a great success, from sharing ideas, planning, and setting up, to the day itself and the final clean up. Church Housing Trust funded the equipment for the day, including refreshments and suitable trophies for the winners.
It was a fiercely fought contest, but Team Alpha emerged victorious. Medals, trophies, and snacks ended the day on a high note.
Even after coming in second place, support staff said that it was a fantastic day, and “a fitting way to celebrate Team GB’s most successful Olympics yet, while enjoying some healthy competition with one another. Usain Bolt’s success demonstrates that you can come from the most disadvantaged backgrounds and still reach the top!”