Olympics in the Borders

School children in the Borders are being encouraged to take part in as many sporting events as possible in the lead up to the Olympics.

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Olympic fever in the Borders

School children in the Borders are being encouraged to take part in as many sporting events as possible in the lead up to the Olympics.

With just 1 week to go, events are being stepped up, with a different activity taking place every day.

'Olympic passports' have been given to all P4-7 pupils back in January. They are rewarded as they take part in more sports.

This week, children can enjoy water polo, surfing and beach volley ball among other events.

Assistant Active Schools manager Graeme Murdoch explained:

“The whole point is that kids try different activities and maybe get hooked into a new activity within the community. Local facilities are all on board and will be running sessions in swimming/water polo/diving"

– Graeme Murdoch
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