Olympic 30 Days to go in Anglesey
RJS on 19/07/12
ANGLESEY’S OLYMPIC FESTIVAL
450 schoolchildren from Anglesey Primary Schools got into the Olympic and Paralympic spirit through attending The Olympic 30 Days to go festival during Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week (25th-29th June). Participants were given the opportunity to participate in activities that included badminton, table tennis, gymnastics, tennis, basketball, rugby, football, athletics, swimming, judo, hockey and mountain biking.
More than 670 schools in Wales covering just over 210,000 pupils are now signed up to the Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week and will join an expected 13,000 schools and 5 million pupils taking part from across the UK.
School pupils were provided with a full programme for the day which started with an opening ceremony provided by Anglesey Gymnastics Club. This was followed by a mass warm up with 450 children participating in Zumba. Welsh National Badminton players attended the day along with Olympic Torch Bearers Connor Laverty, Sacha Jones and Leon Jones. Despite the poor weather during the morning children as well as teachers thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week uses the excitement of the London 2012 Games to inspire young people to do more sport. The initiative, run in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, is part of the London 2012 Get Set education programme. In Wales it is promoted by Sport Wales.
Young Ambassadors and young volunteers contributed to the success of the day and without their assistance this would not have been possible. Local clubs such as Anglesey Gymnastics club, Menai Bridge Tennis Club, Bangor Hockey Club and the local Judo Club led their specific activities during the day.
Owain Jones Active Young People Officer for Anglesey Council said ‘Providing an Olympic 30 Days To Go festival proved to be a huge success. Despite the poor weather children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the day. A huge thanks goes out to all the local clubs that assisted with the day, young volunteers and also Badminton Wales. This was the final Olympic Activity organised through the Active Young People Team following the success of Ysgol Y Bont Olympic Day and The 100 Days to Go secondary schools festival back in April’.
For more on Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week visit www.schoolsportweek.org.
For media enquiries:
Owain Jones 01248 751882