Youngsters from temple in Neasden take part in ‘mini-Olympics’ event

The mini Olympics was a roaring success

The mini Olympics was a roaring success - Credit: Archant

Children from a temple in Neasden were amongst hundreds of young people who took part in a mini-Olympics event in Birmingham.

The mini Olympics was a roaring success

The mini Olympics was a roaring success - Credit: Archant

Organised by the BAPS Children’s Forum, which is affiliated to BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Brentfield Road, the sports extravaganza included track races, the long jump and high jump, an obstacle course, and netball and football penalty shootouts.

More than 960 children aged between three and 14 brought the spirit of sportsmanship alive during the Kidz Ultimate Challenge (KUC) Sports Day competitions over two days.

The event aimed to encourage sporting awareness and excite children ahead of the Olympic Games in Brazil.

Kiran Patel, one of the lead volunteers for the event, said: “We wanted the children to take an active interest in sport in a fun way. It’s really rewarding to see how encouraged they are to keep fit and healthy as well as work in teams for a common goal.”