Pupils set out on the Road to Rio

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Sports ambassadors from primary schools across Erewash have started making plans to promote the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

Pupils from Shardlow Primary, Grange Primary, Cloudside Primary, English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy, Hallam Fields Junior, St Thomas Catholic Primary, Ashbrook Junior and Field House attended two sessions run by Erewash School Sport Partnership at Long Eaton School and Kirk Hallam Community Academy.

They talked about how they could get their classmates interested in the Olympics 2016 and shared their ideas for school sport.

Rhian Lilley, Erewash School Sport Partnership development manager, said everyone was looking forward to next year’s Olympics.

She said: “This has been a great opportunity for our ambassadors to get together and talk about what they’ve been doing in their schools.

“We’ve been introducing them to new resources that will help them to promote the Road to Rio and we’ve asked them to think of ways that they can cover the distance from London to the Olympic Stadium in Rio by doing activities in school.”

David Brown, head teacher at Hallam Fields Junior School in Ilkeston, said his pupils loved being sports ambassadors.

He said: “They always enjoy meeting up with other sports ambassadors as it helps them to come up with ideas. They want to hold their own mini Olympics in school so that is something that we are going to look at.”