School ambassadors plan Olympic celebrations

Pupils from schools in Erewash borough prepare for Rio Olympics.
Pupils from schools in Erewash borough prepare for Rio Olympics.

Young ambassadors have been preparing to celebrate the Rio Olympics by learning dance moves and a song to mark the games.

Pupils from primary schools across Erewash borough, including Hallam Fields, Mapperley, Dallimore, Chaucer, Field House and Ashbrook Junior, gathered at Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy to discuss their plans for Olympics.

The children are all young ambassadors for Erewash School Sport Partnership (ESSP) and their role is to promote the Olympics within their own schools.

Their latest meeting saw them learn Zumba dance moves and a song which was penned by Bronagh Riley, from ESSP.

They also talked about what they had been doing in their schools to celebrate the Olympics and discussed their plans for the future.

Previously, pupils were given the opportunity to try out Paralympic sports including boccia, goalball and seated volleyball using special equipment.

Debbie Farmer, a higher level teaching assistant at Mapperley CE Primary School, said her pupils were getting into the spirit of the Olympics.

She said: “They have been delivering the Paralympic sports across the school in their PE lessons and they’ve been using all the equipment we were given. They’ve also been learning samba and salsa dances and completing their legacy challenges. They just love coming to these meetings and sharing their ideas.”