Schoolchildren in ‘mini-Olympics’

ON YOUR MARKS:  Pictured are schoolchildren Lauren Presbury from Stanley St Andrews, Emily Cosford from Scargill School, Libby Wilton from St Thomas', Amy Jones from Granby Junior School, Ellie Chadburn-Tennyson from St Thomas', Harry Woods from Scargill School, Joe Towns from Stanley St Andrews and Ceira Grant from Dallimore.
ON YOUR MARKS: Pictured are schoolchildren Lauren Presbury from Stanley St Andrews, Emily Cosford from Scargill School, Libby Wilton from St Thomas', Amy Jones from Granby Junior School, Ellie Chadburn-Tennyson from St Thomas', Harry Woods from Scargill School, Joe Towns from Stanley St Andrews and Ceira Grant from Dallimore.

More than 800 schoolchildren from 24 schools in Erewash have taken part in a mini-Olympic games at Rutland Sports Park.

The event was just one in a series that is being organised by Erewash School Sport Partnership to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, and was a celebration of the seven Olympic and Paralympic values: excellence, determination, equity, respect, friendship, courage and inspiration.

The partnership’s young ambassadors, whose aim is to engage youngsters in sport, also will worked with schools prior to the event to design their own Olympic oath, and at the event each young person signed their oath and it was presented to them to showcase in their school.

Children took part in sports including Paralympic event Boccia, handball, howler javelin, long jump and relays.