OlymPicnics for youngsters

PUBLISHED: 17:00 03 August 2012

Children taking part in the Olympicnics.

Children taking part in the Olympicnics.


■ A SERIES of Olympic-inspired sports picnics are being held on Weston estates every day throughout the summer holidays.

OlymPicnics, run by StreetSpace WSM, a youth work charity which puts together community events for young people, offer youngsters free food and sports inspired by London 2012.

Sandwiches, crisps and drinks are on offer for children of all ages as well as a variety of sports activities including rounders, cricket, football and foam javelins, loosely mimicking the events of the games.

The events, funded by National Lottery grants, are being held from noon to 2pm every weekday.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the group is in Coniston Green in Lonsdale Avenue on the Bournville estate.

On Tuesdays, activities head to Jubilee Park on the Coronation estate and on Thursdays will be on the school playing fields near Monkton Avenue on the Oldmixon estate.

Youth worker John Wheatley said: “They have been very popular, on Friday we had 46 people join us.”

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