1. ITV Report

School children get in the Olympic spirit

Children in the Scottish Borders are getting into the Olympic Spirit, with a summer-long programme of events. More than 20 games that feature in London 2012 are taking place in the region, to encourage children to take up sports.

They get points for each activity they do, with medals at the end of the summer. It's proved very popular.

Nearly every Olympic sport - from archery to water polo - is taking place in the region.

It's all about encouraging youngsters to take up sports.

The Olympic Passport programme sees children between primary 4 and 7 get a card, where they can mark each activity they do, and get points for them.

The idea of getting a medal at the end of the summer has been too good to miss.

Organisers want to make sure children keep up sports long after it's gone.

Or reporter Jenny Longden spoke to the Chief Executive of Borders Sports and Leisure Trust, Euan Jackson, he explained how important is is to encourage children to take up sports.