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Children enjoy Olympic-themed it's a knockout
10:23am Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
Thousands of children from across Wiltshire enjoyed their own Olympic style competition as they marked the end of a summer's worth of fun sports across the county.
Children from Amesbury, Salisbury, Tidworth, Devizes and Marlborough took part in a ‘It’s a knockout’ competition at Five Rivers Leisure Centre in Salisbury. The event celebrated the success of this year’s summer Camp Activate holiday programme which was run across the county by Wiltshire Council.
The Olympic event began with a mini flag parade and opening ceremony where the children were given the opportunity to hold an official Olympic torch and meet Sophie Warner who was an official torchbearer in Bath.
The children then enjoyed a day of team challenges including inflatable fun and games in the pool, an ‘It’s a knockout’ themed obstacle course, track and field events and French cricket.
The day finished with a closing ceremony where the winners were presented with a gold cup and all the children were awarded a certificate for taking part. Over the summer more than 2,800 children were involved in the programme.
Stuart Wheeler, cabinet member for leisure, said: “Once again our summer programme of sports has been a success and what a great way to finish it off with an Olympic style competition. This was a great opportunty for children to get into the Olympic spirit."