Chance to take part in Olympic events

Children around Norfolk are being given the chance to take part in a range of Olympic-inspired activities this summer.

Norfolk County Council is working with the University of the First Age to give young people the chance to take part in events and workshops that build on the Olympic values.

The programme, entitled Go for Gold – Towards 2012, includes events such as Acle High School students taking part in activities including sailing, archery, paddle sports and orienteering at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre and a week of film workshops linked to the Olympic values at the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth.

Alison Thomas, cabinet member for children’s services at Norfolk County Council, said: “The summer activities will help raise excitement and expectation ahead of next year’s Olympics and are aimed at inspiring Norfolk’s children and young people to aspire to the values of the Olympics – friendship, equality, respect, courage, determination, excellence and inspiration.

“All of the events are educational but will also be a great deal of fun for young people and very many of them will encourage children to get active and really make the most of their summer holidays.”