Olympic fever hits Taverham playgroup

Olympic fever has taken over at a Taverham playgroup as youngsters celebrate the achievements of Great Britain's Olympians.

Youngsters at the Taverham Village Hall-based playscheme have been keeping up with all the Olympic action by making posters to display all the medal winners and learning all about the Games.

The children, aged four to 12, have also been taking part in their own mini Olympics with sack races, throwing competitions and running contests.

Sharon Douglas, who has been running the children's club for 18 years, said: 'We have been trying to keep track of all the results and making posters of each of Britain's medal winners.

'The children have been coming in dressed in Olympic outfits and they have really got into it. The parents have been commenting about it, saying the children are all talking about the events at home and watching it.'

The Taverham playscheme runs between 8am and 6pm during school holidays and from 3pm to 6pm after school in term time. Up to 24 children attend. 'We have a different theme every summer and we thought it was appropriate to cover the Olympics,' said Mrs Douglas. 'It's important for the children to learn about fitness and keeping fit and to give them an incentive – if they want to take up sport, they can and there's lots available in the area.'

As previously reported in the Norwich Evening News, Mrs Douglas, who set up Taverham playscheme when she was 18, is still looking for someone else to take over the business.

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See the eight-page London Calling pull-out in today's Norwich Evening News for the latest news from the Olympics.