Olympic Values fun day for local primary schools

MORE than 80 primary school children from S. Brigid’s and St Colmcille’s Primary Schools took part in an Olympic Values Fun Day at Ballymena Leisure Centre last Wednesday morning.

This initiative is part of the North East PEACE III Partnership, Sport for Peace Building Project, which aims to promote good relations and integration through sport.

The Project is funded under the European Union’s PEACE III Programme and is managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the North East PEACE III Partnership.

The pupils participated in a range of sports activities delivered by the University of Ulster, All Saints GAC and Ballymena Rugby Club with support from the Ballymena Good Relations team.

This was followed by an interactive workshop showcasing the Olympic and Paralympic Values of friendship, excellence, respect, inspiration, determination, courage and equality.

Lord Seb Coe, Chair, London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games said: “The main principle behind the Olympic Truce is to help build a better and more peaceful world through sport and the Olympic ideal.

“We are delighted that the Sport for Peace Building Project is helping us to deliver on this vision by using sport and culture to promote peace and address conflict resolution.”