25 June has been designated as London Olympic World Sport
Day and also marks the start of National School Sports
To celebrate the day children from local schools will be
raising flags at the Town Hall to be flown during the London
Olympics and Paralympic games which commence on 27 July.
The Amber Valley School Sports Partnership as part of the
lead up to the Olympics organised a 'design an Olympic flag'
competition for local schools. Over 40 local designs were submitted
and three were selected to be made up to be flown from the flag
poles at the Town Hall in Ripley.
The winning designers were: Isobelle Kirby from Denby Free
(Key Stage One), Cadalesi Rose from Marlpool Junior (Key Stage Two)
and Ben Reeve from Mill Hill (Key Stage three and
The flag raising will take place at 4.30pm with the Mayor
of Amber Valley and the winning designers in attendance.
The Flag competition is just one of a number of events
supported by Amber Valley Borough Council and local partners to
promote the Olympics. On 27 July an 'Opening Ceremony' event will
take place in Somercotes to mark the official start of the
Councillor Chris Short, Cabinet Member for Active and
Healthier Places to Live said: "I am delighted that so
many local school children have been engaged in this competition to
mark World Sport Day and the final countdown to the London
Olympics. This week we also welcome students from Sweden, Poland
and France to take part in a 'Mini Olympics' festival involving
young sports leaders from Amber Valley and on Friday the Olympic
Torch will be passing through Derbyshire. We are really gearing up
for the Olympic Games and I hope everyone will see the flags at the
Town hall and be inspired to take up new sports and activities as
part of our Olympic legacy"
Notes to editors
Photographers and media are welcome to attend the
flag raising event which will take place at 4.30pm in the Market
Place outside the Town hall in Ripley.
The winning designs can be seen on
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