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Youngsters line up for their own mini-Olympics

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: June 21, 2012

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More than 800 budding athletes from seven schools will go for gold when they take part in their own mini-Olympic Games.

Taking place at Saxilby Church of England Primary School on Thursday, June 28, it will feature athletes from Sturton by Stow Primary, Ingham Primary and Marton and District Primary.

Other schools involved include Newton on Trent Primary, Scampton Primary and Scampton Pollyplatt Primary.

Sporting events on the day will include football, tennis, rounders, cricket, athletics and mini-golf. There will also be an opportunity for pupils to try paralympic sporting events.

The mini-Olympics has been organised by Saxilby Primary and Saxilby Parish Council.

Rachel Horn, head teacher at Saxilby Primary, said: "This is the first time all the schools have come together for an event like this and we are delighted to welcome them."

It has been organised to help mark the arrival of the Olympic torch, which passes through Lincoln on June 27 and Saxilby on June 28.

Pupil Lucy Spencer, 11, said: "It is awesome the torch is coming through Saxilby. I think the sports day is a really good idea and I am looking forward to competing against other schools."

Roads along the routes will be closed in Lincoln from 7.30am and in Saxilby from 8am.

The mini-Olympics runs from 9am until 1pm.

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