The game is on! Island-wide treasure hunt gets underway

Saturday April 18, 2020 Written by Published in Local
Clues will be published in Cook Islands News on Wednesdays and Fridays. Clues will be published in Cook Islands News on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Students have something more than the re-opening of the school to look forward to in the coming week. Kellan Gempton, 5, Eli Topui, 11, and Mia Gempton, 2, are looking forward to an island-treasure hunt organised by Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee.

Beginning next week, it will comprise Olympics-related questions and exercises, with clues published on Wednesdays and Fridays. Prizes include assorted sporting gears.

Richelle Gempton, the committee’s culture and education manager, says the treasure hunt instructions will be hidden at a public spot – a sports question and instructions on a simple exercise drill. Participants must provide the correct answer and a video of the requested exercise drill, to claim the prizes.

They need to leave the clues at the site so that others can participate too.

Participants can send their answer and video to National Olympic Committee via email or post it on the Cook Islands Sports Facebook page. They can also drop in to their office in Nikao to answer the question and perform the drill live.

“We hope children are able to stay connected and keep active through this treasure hunt. We are also using this treasure hunt to educate people about Olympic values,” Gempton says. 

Clues will be published in Cook Islands News on Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

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