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Sunset Elementary School third-graders Alexei Reyes, left, and Guadalupe Loya compete in a sprinting event on an Xbox Kinect on Tuesday at the school. Sunset Elementary classes are vying for the best scores in five sporting events during Sunset Olympics, a two-week project designed to spark children’s interest in the 2012 Olympic games.

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Sunset Elementary uses international games to bring home math, physical education

Aaron Colby set his face in a resolute grimace Monday as he trotted through the Sunset Elementary School gym, a torch clutched in his determined hands. The Sunset Elementary kindergartener wasn’t carrying the real icon of the Olympic games. A paper cone with red and orange construction paper flames took the place of the torch that will signal the beginning of the international sporting event this summer. Aaron didn’t waver as he carried the torch dutifully to Moffat County High School track athletes, who would run it around the gym before the finale.


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