Olympic sports en­joyed at count­down event

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

OVER 200 sports mad young­sters de­scended on Stan­ground Academy for a spe­cial Olympics-themed event.

Pri­mary school pupils from Oak­dale, Saint Au­gus­tine’s, Stan­ground St John, South­field and Farcet pri­mary schools took part in the event, to mark the 100 day count­down to this sum­mer’s London Olympic Games.

The academy or­gan­ised a range of Olympic sports for the young­sters to try out.

These in­cluded archery, climb­ing, curl­ing and fenc­ing.

A to­tal of 209 young­sters took part in the sports and also learned about the his­tory and true mean­ing of the Olympic Games.

James Al­dous, PE man­ager at Stan­ground Academy, said: “The chil­dren had such a great time that they wanted to do it again when there are 50 days to go to the Games.

“Un­for­tu­nately we won’t be able to do that but I re­ally hope that the event in­spired them to take an in­ter­est in sport.

“The ac­tiv­i­ties we or­gan­ised for them were all sports that will be part of the Olympics.

“Many of the chil­dren have never had the chance to do wall climb­ing or fenc­ing, so they found it re­ally ex­cit­ing.”

GOLD STAR: Yas­sar Mo­hammed, man­ager at Flet­ton Fish and Chips, cel­e­brates the store be­ing given a pres­ti­gious award for the qual­ity of its fry­ing oil.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.