Olympic run up marked

THE EREWASH School Sports Partnership has announced details of the events it plans to hold in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics.

A torch relay will see secondary schools in Erewash design a torch to use in a relay event based on one of the seven Olympic and Paralympic values.

In June, the partnership will host a mini Olympic games in Ilkeston and Long Eaton with about 20 primary schools competing as different countries.

Rhian Lilley, Erewash School Sport Partnership development manager, said: “We really have to start engaging in activities and exploring the incredible opportunities that come with hosting the world’s biggest sporting event.”