Schools celebrate national School Sport Week

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SCHOOLS throughout Cambridgeshire have a wide variety of events planned to celebrate national School Sport Week next week.

Many are using an Olympics theme for events such as special sports days, while some will be welcoming athletes and medal winners.

As London 2012 approaches, organisers of School Sport Week are giving schools the chance to be part of special events such as the Olympic Torch Relay and London 2012 World Sport Day.

It is being promoted as an opportunity for schools to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and use the power of the games to inspire young people, parents and the community to get involved.

Clarkson Infants’ School in Wisbech is one of the schools taking part and will be staging a mini Olympics week and sports day.

Great Gidding Primary School is holding a World Sports Day and a community Race for Life, while St Alban’s Primary in Cambridge has organised a game of goalball – a paralympic game which requires children to play blindfold.