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Description - The Friendly Games by Kaye Baillie

*Shortlisted for the NSW Premier's History Awards 2021: Young people's history prize*

Ages 6+

In 1956 Melbourne hosted the Summer Olympic Games. Student John Wing was so proud of his country, one of the friendliest places on earth. But when world tensions dominated the news, John wrote an urgent letter suggesting how to change the Closing Ceremony to bring all nations together as one.

Teachers' Notes available here

Read John Wing's letters to the Olympic Committee here

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