The last event, and almost certainly the one everyone was looking forward to was the Rhythmic Dancing and Singing. This event was different from all the others because the athletes would not only be judged on their skill, but, more importantly, their creativity. And of course, for this, we had three experienced judges – Dr. Dino Martins, Dr. Sonia Harmand, and myself.
Before we started all the teams posed for some photos with the setting Turkana sun.
The event “danced-off” with Kasaröfell’s sea shanty inspired performance “Everybody wan’t to be a wombat” – “A pirate’s life for me” fusion.
Followed by RET’s inspirational performance on their world’s recent history and the rise of the Empire of Tom.
*Akreísma* hit the floor with a comedic single about life at the field school and key fossil discoveries.
But, without a doubt, the most amazing of all was Bui Bui’s performance with their own version of the Little Mermaid’s “Under the Sea” – “At TBI”. A catchy tune, with excellent vocals by Angela and fantastic jacob staff twirling and dancing from Janina and Lauren.
The Turkana-lympics could not end, however, without a closing ceremony, which was organised and hosted by the lovely Turkana-lympics committee.
Last, but not least, in 4th place we had Bui Bui, who for their outstanding performance on the dance-floor were also awarded the title of “The Dancing Queens”!
In 3rd place came R.E.T., who, amazed everyone with their lightening speed in the 4-legged race, were also awarded the tittle of “The 4-legged wonder”!
In 2nd place… Kasaröfell, were also awarded the title of “The Turkwell River Pirates”, no doubt aided by their long existence as a sea-faring nation, for surpassing all other ships in the boat race both in terms of build and speed.
And, of course, in 1st place, winning gold for most of the Olympic events – *Akreísma* – who for being amazing at almost everything, but, especially, at knocking out all other teams in Balls of Doum, were also awarded the title of “The King and Queens of Doum”.
Thanks to Kate Sherwood for sharing all the photos!
And so we come to the end of the 2014 Spring Field School, and what an amazing ride it was! Until next time!