Olympics-themed fun day in Norwich promotes pride and patriotism

A spectacular celebration of the global values of the Olympics attracted hundreds of people to Norwich's Chapelfield Gardens on Saturday.

The fun day saw adults and children getting in the spirit of the games by taking part in the some distinctly un-Olympic sports including inflatable sumo wrestling and egg-and-spoon and sack races.

There were also performances from the Allstars Dance Academy and the Bollywood Sparkles Dance Group.

After their demonstrations, they invited the public to take part and learn some new skills.

Other attractions included inflatable slides, line dancing performances and a football machine that measured players' penalty power.

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The event was organised by Christ Embassy International, and a network of more than 70 churches across the country took part.

Viba Ellis, of CE Norwich, said: 'It was a great event with many people attending and taking part.

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'The aim was to hold a patriotic event to encourage people to celebrate the good things about their country, which the Olympics has been.

'It was also to congratulate the Olympians for having made it this far, and to try to encourage people to take up sport.'

The celebration was part of an initiative called Rhapsody of Realities Reachout, which aims to promote patriotism and pride in the UK and includes the distribution of a free book of the same name.

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