Mulbarton Infant School pupils get into Olympic spirit with Norwich School Sport Partnership

Pupils from Mulbarton Infant School have been learning all about the Olympic spirit.

Around 50 first-year pupils from the school took part in the Norwich School Sport Partnership's Olympic Festival at the UEA Sportspark last Wednesday, ahead of this summer's London 2012 Olympics.

Stuart Beard, headteacher of Mulbarton Infant School, said: 'The children learnt about the Olympic values of friendship, excellence, respect, determination, courage, equality and inspiration, and showed all of those qualities too.

'The coaches were brilliant at explaining and encouraging everyone to do their best, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

'Starting with a procession and finishing with a medal ceremony, the whole day was really great fun. We're now all looking forward to the real thing!'

Jon Osborne, development manager of the Norwich School Sport Partnership, added: 'It is really important that we use the opportunity of London hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire young people to want to learn.

'Today's festival used the 2012 Games as a tool to teach the pupils about the seven Olympic and Paralympic values which if used in everyday life would help us all become better and more successful people.'

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