As athletes in Beijing prepare for their Olympics debut, so did the 250 teachers, volunteers and students at West Springfield Elementary for their special-themed Olympics field day event on Friday, June 6. The games began with a traditional torch ceremony, ran by selected students from each class. The classes were organized as if they were nations and sang pre-rehearsed competitive chants. "The students have been practicing for weeks in P.E. class for today, so they’re ready," said third grade teacher, Nicci Giehll. Throughout the main field, 11 stations were set up, all representing different areas of the big games, including soccer, basketball, baseball and high jump.