Young sporting stars at mini Olympics event

St Botolph's pupils have a go at free running. EMN-160607-145855001
St Botolph's pupils have a go at free running. EMN-160607-145855001

Around 350 children from primary schools across the Sleaford area joined in a mini Olympics event.

This is the eighth such event organised by Lincolnshire Central School Sport Partnership, held this time at the Eslaforde Park football ground.

Osbournby School pupils try cheerleading. EMN-160607-150004001

Osbournby School pupils try cheerleading. EMN-160607-150004001

School staff were assisted by 60 Young Sports Leaders from secondary schools, along with a number of local sporting clubs and coaches and former Olympic swimmer Sophie Allen giving boxercise coaching.

Schools paraded on home-made ‘floats’ accompanied by a samba band in an Olympic opening ceremony. The different sports were divided into areas named after the four regions of Rio and children took turns at each sport over 12 minute sessions. Future stars in the 10-11 years age group were on hand to inspire.

Brant Broughton School try their hand at archery. EMN-160607-145926001

Brant Broughton School try their hand at archery. EMN-160607-145926001

Brant Broughton School try their hand at archery. EMN-160607-150033001

Brant Broughton School try their hand at archery. EMN-160607-150033001

Brant Broughton School try their hand at archery. EMN-160607-150046001

Brant Broughton School try their hand at archery. EMN-160607-150046001

Kirkby La Thorpe pupils Oliver and Asher do battle in boxercise sessions. EMN-160607-145939001

Kirkby La Thorpe pupils Oliver and Asher do battle in boxercise sessions. EMN-160607-145939001

Olympic swimmer Sophie Allen, from Fulbeck, coaches boxercise to Church Lane School pupils Connor McHugh and Thomas Leak. EMN-160607-145951001

Olympic swimmer Sophie Allen, from Fulbeck, coaches boxercise to Church Lane School pupils Connor McHugh and Thomas Leak. EMN-160607-145951001

Taking a leap - St Botolphs School pupils from Quarrington show their free runnning skills. EMN-160607-145908001

Taking a leap - St Botolphs School pupils from Quarrington show their free runnning skills. EMN-160607-145908001

Brooke Bedford, 7, of Digby School  is cheered on in rowing. EMN-160607-150100001

Brooke Bedford, 7, of Digby School is cheered on in rowing. EMN-160607-150100001

Hoisting aloft. Cranwell School pupil Molly having a go at weightlifting. EMN-160607-150112001

Hoisting aloft. Cranwell School pupil Molly having a go at weightlifting. EMN-160607-150112001

Taking a leap - St Botolphs School pupils from Quarrington show their free runnning skills. EMN-160607-145836001

Taking a leap - St Botolphs School pupils from Quarrington show their free runnning skills. EMN-160607-145836001