Youngsters go hunting for Olympic Gold
Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:17
Young people in Blaby district had the chance of winning a gold medal of their own when they took part in the Olympic Treasure Hunt at Bouskell Park on Wednesday August 8.
Over 250 residents attended the event organised by Blaby District Council's Health and Recreation team, which involved finding eight Olympic themed sports with the aid of a map and clues hidden around the park.
There was also face painting, sports day activities, and an arts and crafts area where children could make their own medals and fridge magnets of London 2012 mascot Wenlock and other Olympic motifs.
Councillor David Clements, health improvement and corporate services portfolio holder at Blaby District Council, said: "The aim of the event was to inspire the young people of Blaby district about sport and the Olympics.
"As most of the children were too young to take park in the mainstream sport due to the majority being under five years old, this was a way for them to have fun while learning about Olympic sports and values."
The Health and Recreation team will also be hosting a story adventure day on Wednesday August 22, using the Olympics as inspiration. The event is aimed at the under fives and takes place at Countesthorpe Sure Start Centre, Winchester Road, Countesthorpe.
Story and image courtesy of Blaby District Council