GB athlete Nathan Fox joins in at children's sports event in Brent
PUBLISHED: 16:53 13 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:31 14 October 2015
A GB athlete returned to a sports centre in Sudbury to take part in a day of activities with school children.
Nathan Fox returned to Vale Farm Sports Centre in Watford Road ,to join 300 pupils at a Legacy Games Day.
The triple jumper took part in a mass warm up with pupils from St Joseph’s Junior School in Chatsworth Avenue, Ark Academy in Bridge Road, both in Wembley, and Anson Primary in Anson Road, Cricklewood, before they were divided into groups to enjoy a variety of sports, activities and team building challenges.
He said: “It was very inspiring to return to my local Vale Farm Sports Centre, where I used to attend kids camps years ago, and seeing the new generation of athletes in action.
“Like everyone else, I was inspired by the promise of a legacy of sport for children after London 2012 and so it is fantastic to see the council, community and local schools all embracing the idea of the Legacy Games and getting kids active.”
The Legacy Games Day gives children of all abilities aged seven to 11 the opportunity to engage with new activities and sports with the emphasis on participation and fun.
Competitive sprinting after lunch was followed by the ultimate inter-school relay. Medals were handed out at the end of the day at a special ceremony.
The day was organised by Fit For Sport, a provider of children’s activities, in partnership with Everyone Active which co-runs Vale Farm with Brent Council
Duncan Jefford, from Everyone Active , said: “We are constantly being told that children are not active enough. We hope the Legacy Games Day will encourage more youngsters to come to the centre and keep active several times a week for fun and fitness.”