Over 1,000 children from 90 school teams have arrived at the University of Nottingham for the opening ceremony of the 2013 Nottinghamshire School Games.
Paralympic swimmer, Charlotte Henshaw, who won a silver medal at 2012 Paralympic Games, is on hand to offer advice.
The Mansfield-born athlete says the Nottingham School Games will keep the spirit of the Olympics alive.
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